U.S. markets showed momentum for the third-straight session following better-than-expected economic data. The Russell 2000 climbed 0.2% while finally clearing its early December and previous all-time high following today’s intraday push past 1,560. The Nasdaq followed suit after rising 0.2% and trading to a record high of 7,098 while holding the 7,000 level for the third-straight session.
The Dow was up 0.6% and showed the most strength after clearing another thousand-point milestone while reaching a lifetime intraday high of 25,105. The S&P 500 also kissed a fresh all-time peak of 2,729 after climbing 0.4%.
Clorox (CLX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
Domino's Pizza (DPZ) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
Oxford Industries (OXM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson
Roku (ROKU) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Snap (SNAP) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Cowen
Western Digital (WDC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
Friday'scheduled earnings include:
Cal-Maine Foods (CALM), Constellation Brands (STZ), Greenbrier Companies (GBX)
Friday's economic reports (EST):
Employment Report - 8:30am
International Trade - 8:30am
Factory Orders - 10:00am
ISM Non-Manufacturing Index - 10:00am
Baker-Hughes Rig Count - 1:00pm
Gold closed at $1,321.60 an ounce, up $3.10
Silver settled at $17.27 an ounce, unchanged
Copper finished at $3.26 a pound, unchanged
Crude Oil closed at $61.92 a barrel, up $0.29
Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) settled at $2,204.00, down $51.00
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