Walmart's strong sales are sparking skeptical responses to government statistics.
Progress here was overshadowed by the less than stellar forward guidance.
Improving technicals make the stock a buy in anticipation of a positive reaction to earnings.
The technical signals for the retail giant indicate aggressive buying of its shares.
Walmart is firing on all cylinders in the U.S., in store and online.
Medtronic raises its full-year earnings forecast above analysts' estimates.
HSBC shares traded near the bottom of the London market Tuesday after Europe's biggest bank posted a small-than-expected 2018 profit and cautioned on a slowdown in key markets in Britain and China.