Market Close for Thursday, October 21, 2010

After the close…

We have BIDU +2.8%, AMZN +3.6%, -1.2% following earnings results.

The stock market climbed as much as 1% to set a new five-month high, but the move failed to hold amid a bounce by the dollar. After the close AMZN, AXP, BIDU, BUCY, CMG, RVBD were the most notable names that reported after the close.

Futures are notably lower after hours: S&P 500 futures are -1.23 from fair value of 1176.63 and Nasdaq100 futures -6.46 points from fair value of 287.71.

All ten sectors were in positive territory, led by consumer discretionary (+0.7%), industrials (+0.7%) and health care (+0.3%).

Tomorrow morning before the open, no economic report is scheduled to be released.

Tomorrow before the open of the many companies to report, some of the bigger names include: AAI, EXC, HON, IR, KEY, ERIC, MBFI, SLB, TROW, and VZ.

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