Stock Market Roundup, March 8: Trump's Trade Talk Confuses Investors

After an up-and-down trading day witnessed stocks close lower on Wednesday, investors on Thursday managed to generated a strong enough afternoon rally to lift indexes into the green-despite more confusing trade rhetoric from President Trump, who now says Canada and Mexico could avoid his proposed steel and aluminum tariffs by agreeing to "new and fair" NAFTA trading rules.

Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) Top Movers

Value: Veritiv Corporation VRTV - +3.8%

Growth: Kulicke and Soffa Industries KLIC - +5.5%

Momentum: Weight Watchers WTW - +7.5%


Income: The RMR Group RMR - +7.7%

Major Indexes

Dow: 24,859.54 / +58.18 / +0.23%

Nasdaq: 7,427.95 / +31.30 +0.42%

S&P 500: 2,738.97 / +12.17 / +0.45%

Top Headlines

Trump Tariffs: ETF Winners & Losers

More details about Trump's tariffs are still expected, but political leaders Europe, Canada and China have already threatened retaliation, and steel users have already been sent lower. Zacks ETF strategist Neena Mishra takes a look at a few ETFs that stand to win and lose.

Kroger Extends Disappointing Week for Retail Sector Earnings Reports

Shares of Kroger KR were down nearly 10% in early morning trading Thursday after the grocery giant's fourth-quarter earnings disappointed investors. As a result, Kroger added its name to the list of sluggish reports from the retail space this week, creating fresh volatility and caution in the evolving sector.

Why Did Netflix Stock Dip on Thursday?

Shares of Netflix NFLX sunk over 1.7% on Thursday morning, bringing the stock just below the all-time highs it had been trading at this week.

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