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Stocks Mixed; Dow Closes Above 14,000

Stocks in this article: ^DJI ^GSPC ^IXIC NFLX DWA HCA KORS STEM AVP AAPL KO GT LGF BCS RXN

Most Asian markets were closed Tuesday for the Lunar New Year holiday.

European markets received some support as the G-7 industrially advanced economies pledged against currency wars.

The FTSE in London closed ahead by 0.9% on Tuesday as financial stocks advanced after U.K. bank Barclays (BCS) said Tuesday it would cut at least 3,700 jobs in a major restructuring following a series of scandals. Barclays ADRs were popping more than 8%.

The DAX in Frankfurt finished up 0.3%.

The Nikkei in Japan finished ahead by 1.94% amid comments from Economic Minister Akira Amari about yen-weakening measures.

Gold for April delivery settled up 50 cents at $1,649.60 an ounce at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, while March crude oil futures closed up 48 cents at $97.51 a barrel.

The benchmark 10-year Treasury was off 3/32 to boost the yield to 1.979%. The dollar was down 0.40%, according to the U.S. dollar index.

In corporate news Tuesday, Netflix (NFLX) was little changed as the company and DreamWorks Animation (DWA) said they will create the first-ever Netflix original series for kids. DreamWorks shares rose 2.9%.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) shares inched down by 0.36% after the company reduced its full-year outlook on segment operating income to $1.4 billion-$1.5 billion from $1.6 billion.

Film studio Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) swung to a profit in its fiscal third quarter as revenue soared on the back of the success of the "Twilight" series finale. Shares dipped 0.6% after rising earlier in the day.

Rexnord (RXN) said Monday it initiated a review of strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the maker of ball bearings and plumbing products. Shares popped 3.9%.

Michael Kors (KORS) shares surged 8.8% after the women's apparel company said quarterly results beat estimates amid a substantial increase in same-store sales and the addition of new stores.

HCA (HCA) shares fell 0.6% after the hospital operator said that certain stockholders, consisting principally of affiliates of, or funds sponsored by, Bain Capital Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, plan to offer for sale in a secondary offering about 50 million common shares.

Avon (AVP) shares surged 20.3% after the beauty products company booked better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.

StemCells (STEM) shares soared 21% after the company's spinal cord injury treatment garnered positive results during a clinical trial.

-- Written by Andrea Tse and Joe Deaux in New York.

>To contact the writer of this article, click here: Andrea Tse.

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