Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mixed, Kors Rises on Massive Earnings Beat

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Following the market opening Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.08 percent to 13,982.18 while the NASDAQ fell 0.04 percent to 3,190.18. The S&P also rose, increasing 0.05 percent to 1,517.25.

Index Technicals: The SPX is displaying a tight intraday range between 1,514 and 1,518, while the DOW is showing a range of 12,022 to 13,860 and is looking near the top of its range.

The NASDAQ is showing signs of a breakout over 3,197, with support at 3,175.

The Russell is showing a stall at 914.5 after making all time highs, with support at 895.

Top Headline Michael Kors Holdings (NYSE: KORS ) shot up 12.19 percent to $63.95 after absolutely crushing earnings estimates this morning, beating by over 56 percent on the bottom line and over 17 percent on the top line.

Equities Trading UP Avon Products (NYSE: AVP ) rose sharply at the market opening, gaining 13.83 percent to $19.67 after the company beat solidly on the bottom line and missed slightly on the top.

Shares of Masco (NYSE: MAS ) were also on the rise, trading up 11.19 percent to $19.78 after beating estimates by a huge margin on the bottom line and a strong margin on the top line. Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL ) rose as well, gaining 7.02 percent to $115.00 after a slight beat on the bottom line and a respectable beat on the top.

Equities Trading DOWN The Valspar (NYSE: VAL ) dropped 7.38 percent to $61.99 after the company missed on both top and bottom lines in its earnings report this morning.

Goodyear Tire (NASDAQ: GT ) also took a hit, falling 4.28 percent to $13.32 after beating on earnings, but lowering guidance and announcing it would pull out of its European farm tire business this morning.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB ) was down as well, dropping 7.84 percent to $78.59 after missing on top and bottom lines after the close Monday.

Commodities In commodity news, oil traded up 0.37 percent to $97.39, while gold traded down 0.30 percent to $1,643.40.

Silver traded up 0.10 percent Tuesday to $30.81.

Euro zone In European markets this morning, shares were mixed as Italian stocks fell, but Spanish shares rose. The Spanish Ibex rose 0.38 percent, while the German DAX was down 0.20 percent.

Economics In economic news Tuesday morning, NFIB small business optimism came in at 88.90, missing the expectations of 89.00, but beating the prior reading of 88.00.

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Referenced Stocks: AVP , DNB , FOSL , GT , MAS

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