Week Ahead Market Report: August 4, 2014

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The US markets are higher in early afternoon trading, with the Dow up 0.18%, the S&P higher by 0.44% and the Nasdaq up 0.49%. Some of the most actively traded stocks include Groupon ( GRPN ) up 7.5%, Bank of America ( BAC ) higher by 0.23%, Apple ( AAPL ) down 0.47%, and Facebook ( FB ) up 1.87%.

Good afternoon, this is Kristin Bianco with the Week Ahead Market Report for August 4, 2014.

In overseas trading, Japan's Nikkei 225 Stock Average was lower by 0.31%, and the Hang Seng was up 0.28%. In Europe, the FTSE 100 was down 0.02% and the German DAX was lower by 0.61% today.

In economic news, Factory Orders are released tomorrow, Trade Balance on Wednesday, Initial Claims on Thursday, and Wholesale Inventories on Friday.

Companies releasing earnings this week include: Cablevision ( CVC ) and CVS Caremark (CVS) on Tuesday, Dun & Bradstreet Corp (DNB) and Neenah Paper (NP) on Wednesday, Brinker International (EAT) and CBS Corp (CBS) on Thursday and E. W. Scripps (SSP) on Friday.

Join us on Friday for the Weekly Market Wrap and have a wonderful week.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing Investing Ideas
Referenced Stocks: GRPN , BAC , AAPL , FB , CVC

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