Tech Earnings May Help Markets Sustain Momentum
The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Wednesday, signaling that the momentum the markets built up in past two sessions may carry through into the session. Earnings news, especially from tech companies, has been encouraging, which may create a buying opportunity in beaten down tech stocks. That said, there have been disappointments as well. Housing starts data released a short while ago came in slightly soft. Against the backdrop, the markets may also focus on the industrial production report due to be released shortly.

4/16/2014 4:24:30 PM Stocks moved sharply higher over the course of the trading day on Wednesday, further offsetting the steep losses posted late last week. The markets benefited from a positive reaction to the latest earnings news as well as remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen.

Last update on 4/16/2014 8:29:27 AM
Upgrades
DateBrokerSymbolToFromTarget
04/16/14NomuraGHLNeutralReduce$49
04/15/14FBR Capital MarketsCHSOutperformMarket Perform$19
04/15/14FBR Capital MarketsCSLOutperformMarket Perform$90 Up From $84
04/15/14Janney Montgomery ScottNWYBuyNeutral$6
04/14/14FBR Capital MarketsACOROutperformMarket Perform$47
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Dividends
AnnouncedSymbolAmountRecordPayableEx-Div
04/16/14TNT_UN.TOC$ 0.0495 04/30/1405/15/1401/01/00
04/16/14SSFN$ 0.0105/01/1405/15/1401/01/00
04/16/14DFS$ 0.24 05/08/1405/22/1401/01/00
04/16/14PBCT$ 0.16505/01/1405/15/1401/01/00
04/16/14SFI_UN.TOC$ 0.0400 04/29/1405/09/1401/01/00
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Last update on 4/16/2014 5:12:36 PM
Stock Buyback Announcements
DateSymbolBuyBackOutStandingNews
04/16/14DFS$3.2 BlnN/ANew
04/16/14GAM1 MlnN/AAdditional
04/15/14KMF$20 MlnN/AN/A
04/15/14PWOD482 KN/AN/A
04/15/14ITC$250 MlnN/AN/A
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Stock Split Calendar
Date Announ.SplitPrice @ Announ.SymbolRecord DatePayment Around
03/21/144-For-114.4700MYSK.OB03/19/1403/21/14
03/17/142-for-1120.4900UA03/28/1404/14/14
03/11/142-for-138.6000PEGA03/20/1404/01/14
03/11/142-for-117.2200SBKO.OB04/04/1404/09/14
03/04/143-For-199.7200AWH05/12/1405/22/14
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