As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.
There are 11 CEOs who received raises last year while shares of their companies were among the worst performers. USA Today reports.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.
Companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
Since the Dow Jones Industrial Average's recent low on November 15, 2012, the 12 stocks pulled from the blue chip index since 1999 have outperformed the Dow even with new highs.
The Dow is up 20 percent since the recent low on Nov. 15, but 12 stocks that have been kicked out of the index over the years are up an average of 30 percent.
With three out of five major U.S. companies missing revenue forecasts, a lot of fingers are pointed at European weakness.
The earnings train is about to leave the station, with reports due Tuesday from three Dow components, some transportation names and Apple.
It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.
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Owens-Illinois Inc. is investigating potential bribery at its operations overseas, according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. Owens-Illinois said it disclosed the probe to the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC this month.
PERRYSBURG, Ohio-- Owens-Illinois reported a 28 percent drop in quarterly net income on Wednesday, as the economic slowdown in Europe weighed on the company's results. Sales fell 7 percent to $1.74 billion, compared with $1.86 billion in the same quarter of 2011. Sales to Europe sank 15 percent to $652 million compared with the year before.
NEW YORK-- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:. Avon Products Inc., up $1.17 at $17.39. Constellation Brands Inc., up $1.48 at $36.20.
*Goldman Sachs raises Owens Illinois to buy from neutral. *Goldman Sachs cuts MeadWestvaco to neutral from buy. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
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NEW YORK-- Shares of Owens-Illinois gained 5 percent on Friday as a Goldman Sachs analyst boosted the glass container company's rating and price target, citing a recent change to its capital allocation strategy. THE SPARK: Alex Ovshey raised Owens-Illinois Inc. to "Buy" from "Neutral" and increased its 12- month price target to $28 from $20.
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Take a look at some of Thursday's morning movers.
Check out which companies are making headlines after-the-bell Wednesday: