Oil giant, Exxon Mobil (XOM) is on tap to report its third quarter earnings Friday.
Stocks were mostly higher with the Dow Industrials soaring triple digits in midday trading Thursday.
Southwest (LUV) and Finish Line (FINL) upgraded but downgrade for Kraft Foods (KRFT) in Thursday's Analysts' Actions.
Stocks are mixed at Thursday's opening bell on fears that fresh economic data are strong enough for the Fed to raise interest rates sooner than estimated.
Stocks ended in the red on Wednesday after the Fed did what was expected and said it would end the bond-buying called 'quantitative easing.'
Alibaba (BABA) gets bullish starts, an upgrade for Jamba (JMBA) and a downgrade for Michael Kors (KORS) in Wednesday's Analysts' Actions.
Stocks hovered around the flat line at midday on Wednesday ahead of the Fed Reserve's statement at 2 pm, eastern.
U.S. markets are little changed on Wednesday while investors await the latest word from the Federal Reserve later this afternoon.
Positive earnings news helped drive stocks higher on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is back above 17,000 after posting triple-digit gains.
Home prices in the U.S. are still on the rise, but they are climbing more slowly than in months past.