Consumer spending on gift cards will rise again this holiday season, said Talbott Roche, President of Blackhawk Network.
Home Depot posted a third quarter profit of $1.15 a share on revenue of $20.52 billion.
Urban Outfitters posted a third quarter profit of $0.35 a share on revenue of $814 billion. Wall Street analysts were looking for earnings of $0.41 on sales of $813 million.
JetBlue shares will head higher due to lower oil prices and the passing of the Ebola scare, said Brian Peery, portfolio manager for the Hennessy Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund.
The Balvenie Scotch whisky consistently ranks as a Wall Street favorite because of its quality and collectability, said David Laird, brand ambassador for The Balvenie.
Shares of Teva Pharmaceuticals remain relatively inexpensive despite the stock's sharp move higher this year, said Andrew Ver Planck, portfolio manager for the MainStay International Opportunities Fund.
Economic growth in the Midwest is robust and the lending environment continues to improve, said Mike Hagedorn, CEO of UMB Bank.
Investors worried about outliving their money should add some 'defense' to their financial plans, said Jill Williams, Sr. Financial Planner for MetLife Premier Client Group.
The increasingly healthy economy will help push stocks higher in coming months even while the Federal Reserve is gradually raising interest rates, said David Berson, Chief Economist at Nationwide Insurance.
Nordstrom posted a third quarter profit of $0.73 a share on revenue of $3.14 billion. Wall Street analysts were looking for earnings of $0.71 on sales of $3.1 billion.