NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The market is looking good at the start. A better-than-expected jobless claims report and strong monthly retail sales figures from various companies are helping lift sentiment. Here are some of the early highlights to check out.
Alcoa (AA): Stock is higher following company's Q3 results.
Aeropostale (ARO): Shares are higher on strong September sales and raised guidance.
Barnes & Noble (BKS): Stock is flat as company raises guidance.J.C. Penney (JCP): Shares ares slightly lower despite company raising guidance. Marriott International (MAR): Shares are lower following company's third-quarter results. Pepsico (PEP): Stock is slightly higher after company reports earnings. Ross Stores (ROST): Shares are higher after company raises third-quarter guidance. Target (TGT): Shares are slightly lower despite company seeing estimates above views. TJX Companies (TJX): Stock is higher after company raises guidance.
Upgrades to WatchArch Coal (ACI): Goldman Sachs raises price target to $24. Alpha Natural Resources (ANR): Goldman Sachs raises price target to $50. Ansys (ANSS): Deutsche Bank raises stock to a buy. $45 price target. Peabody Energy (BTU): Goldman Sachs raises price target to $50. Clorox (CLX): Deutsche Bank raises stock to a buy. $66 price target. Consol Energy (CNX): Goldman Sachs raises price target to $54. ConocoPhillips (COP): Morgan Stanley raises estimates. $55 price target. California Pizza Kitchen (CPKI): KeyBanc raises stock to a buy. $18 price target. Costco (COST): Janney Montgomery Scott raises estimates. $65 price target. eBay (EBAY): Kaufman Bros. raise stock to a buy. $29 price target. Equinix (EQIX): Piper Jaffray raises estimates. $108 price target. Gardner Denver (GDI): KeyBanc raises stock to a buy. $42 price target.
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