Futures are ramping this morning. The market is ignoring any U.S. dollar concerns that are currently in the headlines. Check out some of the big names that should be moving in today's session.
: Shares are down after company issues tighter guidance on earnings.
: Stock is higher after company beats earnings estimates.
: Stock is slightly higher on news it is acquiring Avocent Corporation.
Marshall & Ilsley
: Shares are flat after company guides below estimates.
: Shares are higher following company's earnings results.
: Stock is spiking higher on news of distribution deal with Walmart.
Pepsi Bottling Group
: Shares are slightly higher following quarterly results.
Robbins & Myers
: Shares are lower following fourth-quarter results.
St. Jude Medical
: Stock is getting hit hard after company guides below estimates.
Upgrades to Watch
: Piper Jaffray reiterates its outperform rating. $12 price target.
: Goldman Sachs raises price target to $50.
: FBR Capital Markets raises estimates. $95 price target.
: Credit Suisse raises price target to $60.
: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raise price target to $40.
: UBS raises estimates. $29.50 price target.
: Barcays Capital raises price target to $24.
: Deutsche Bank increases price target to $32.
: Barclays Capital raises estimates. $81 price target.
Capital One Financial
: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raises price target to $42.
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
: Barclay Capital raises price target to $32.
: Merriman Curhan Ford reiterate a buy rating.
Family Dollar Stores
: BMO Capital Markets raises stock to an outperform. $32 price target.
: Goldman Sachs raises price target to $10.
: Morgan Stanley raises stock to an overweight.
: UBS raises stock to a buy. $19 price target.
: UBS raises stock to a buy.
: Deutsche Bank increases price target to $28.
: Morgan Stanley raises estimates. $24 price target.
: Wells Fargo reiterates its outperform rating. $60-$62 price range.
: FBR Capital Markets raises estimates.
: Morgan Stanley raises price target to $56.
: KeyBanc reiterates a buy rating. Raises estimates and price target to $41.
: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raises estimates. $229 price target.
: Deutsche Bank increases price target to $23.
: Barclays Capital raises estimates. $69 price target.
: Credit Suisse raises stock to an outperform. $48 price target.
: Goldman Sachs raises estimates. $45 price target.
: Barclays Capital raises estimates. $73 price target.
Procter & Gamble
: Barclays Capital raises estimates. $64 price target.
: Goldman Sachs upgrades stock to a buy. $35 price target.
: Goldman Sachs raises price target to $44.
: Wunderlich reiterates its buy rating. $42 price target.
: Citigroup initiates stock with a buy rating. $50 price target.
: Goldman Sachs adds stock to "conviction buy" list. $43 price target.
: Deutsche Bank increases price target to $17.
Downgrades to Watch
: Jefferies cuts stock to an underperform. $9.50 price target.
: RBS cuts stock to a hold.
: Credit Suisse cuts stock to an underperform. $24 price target.
: Credit Suisse cuts stock to an underperform. $59 price target.
National Financial Partners
: UBS cuts stock to a neutral.
: Citigroup cuts stock to a hold.
: Citigroup cuts stock to a sell.
: UBS cuts stock to a neutral.
Other Key Indexes to Watch
: Gold prices are spiking to new highs on dollar worries.
: Oil prices are also gaining this morning.
: Bond prices are lower in the early going.
What's the Trade?
It appears that the markets are looking to tack on to yesterday' slow volume gains with a big start. I am keying on yesterday's high-beta stocks to be the early gauge for me. I will be back with some specific ideas in my next post.
At the time of publication, the author had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.
Tom Reese and Paul Rubillo are senior editors of Dividend.com. Visit Dividend.com for more dividend stock ratings, picks, news, and analysis for long-term and income-seeking investors.