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 Watch
Arch 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.