U.S. markets traded to fresh all-time highs throughout Tuesday’s session despite pulling back midday on news that North Korea has fired another ballistic missile. The Dow gained 1.1% after testing 23,849 to pull within 1% of clearing the 24,000 level. The S&P 500 made a record run to 2,627 after rising 1% while holding the 2,600 level for the 3rd-straight session.
The Nasdaq reached a lifetime peak of 6,914 after rising 0.5% into the closing bell despite slipping into negative territory intraday. The Russell 2000 cleared its previous record peak of 1,524 to reach an all-time high of 1,536 while holding positive territory throughout the session.
Home Depot (HD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
Mellanox (MLNX) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays
Triple Point Venture (TPVG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass
PointCoreLogic (CLGX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust
Lowe's (LOW) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
Nike (NKE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC
Wednesday's scheduled earnings include:
At Home Group (HOME), Box (BOX), Descartes Systems Group (DSGX), Jack in the Box (JACK), La-Z-Boy (LZB), New York & Company (NWY), PVH (PVH), Semtech (SMTC), Tilly’s (TLYS), Workday (WDAY)
Wednesday's economic reports (EST):
MBA Mortgage Applications - 7:00am
Corporate Profits - 8:30am
Pending Home Sales Index - 10:00am
Beige Book - 2:00pm
Gold closed at $1,294.90 an ounce, up $0.50
Silver settled at $16.82 an ounce, down $0.20
Copper finished at $3.10 a pound, down $0.03
Crude Oil closed at $57.64 a barrel, down $0.47
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