Here Are 3 Hot Things to Know About Stocks Right Now

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average  rose slightly on Monday.
  • Bank of America Corp. (BAC)   jumped 4.3% after the bank posted second-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates.
  • Netflix Inc. (NFLX)  rose 1.4% ahead of the release of earnings after the closing bell Monday. 

Wall Street Overview

Stocks ended mixed on Monday, July 16, as a meeting between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded in Helsinki.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average  rose 45 points, or 0.18%, to 25,064, the S&P 500  slipped 0.1% and the Nasdaq  was down 0.26%.

Trump said after Monday's meeting with Putin that he holds both the United States and Russia responsible for the breakdown in their relationship -- adding Russia to the mix after he said earlier Monday that U.S. policies and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigations were responsible, CNN reported.

"I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United States has been foolish. We've all been foolish," Trump said. "We should have frankly had this dialogue a long time ago. I think that we're all to blame. I think that the United States has now stepped forward along with Russia."

U.S. retail sales in June rose 0.5%, matching economists' estimates. Retail sales have risen 6.6% over the past 12 months.

Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN) Prime Day, the online giant's fourth-annual sales extravaganza, takes place Monday beginning at 3 p.m. ET. The event is a day and a half this year, running 36 hours total.

Prime Day is a whole lot more than a sales bonanza. It's a strategic push to make Prime a feature of every home, as well as a "training day" for newer channels such as Twitch, Whole Foods, or Amazon's growing family of Echo voice assistants, according to TheStreet's Annie Gaus.

Amazon shares rose 0.4%.

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is expected to name President David Solomon as its next CEO early this week, perhaps even Monday, The New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the plan. The stock rose 1.8%.

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Bank of America Corp. ( BAC) earned 63 cents a share in the second quarter, higher than analysts' estimates of 57 cents.

Profit at the second-largest bank in the U.S. by assets rose 33% to $6.78 billion. The stock rose 4.3%.

Boeing Co. (BA) rose 1.4% after it received a $4.7 billion deal for freight planes with delivery company DHL at the Farnborough Airshow. The company also reached a repeat order, valued at about $1.1 billion, for four more Dreamliners from United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) .

Deutsche Bank AG (DB) , Germany's largest lender, revealed a bullish outlook for its near-term earnings prospects in a surprise release Monday ahead of its scheduled report on July 25.

The stock jumped 8.1%.

Arconic Inc. (ARNC) jumped 10.5% after The Wall Street Journal reported Apollo Global Management LLC was among the private-equity firms that have expressed interest in a buyout of the aerospace-parts maker.

Netflix Inc. (NFLX)   reported earnings of 85 cents a share vs. expectations of 79 cents after the bell. Follow our live earnings blog.

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