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Late Equities Roundup: DJIA Extends Gains, Banks & Miners Leading

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  • Stocks remain mixed late Tuesday, while the SPX Eminis remain inside narrow session range, the Dow continues to outperform at the start of the two day FOMC meeting. Currently, the DJIA is up 126.91 points (0.33%) at 38460.29, S&P E-Mini futures down 1 points (-0.02%) at 4953.5, Nasdaq down 109.9 points (-0.7%) at 15517.94.
  • Leading gainers: Financials and Material sector shares outperform late Tuesday, banks supporting the former: Citigroup +5.23%, Bank of America +3.67%, JP Morgan +2.12%. Shares of mining companies buoyed the Materials sector: Nucor gained +6.82% after beating 4Q earnings est's late Monday, while Steel Dynamics gained +4.49%.
  • Laggers: Information Technology and Communication Services sectors led laggers in the second half, hardware and equipment makers weighing on the former: Western Digital -2.88%, Apple -2.01%, Zebra -1.57%. Notable mention: Corning surged 6.58% after beating Q4 earnings est's this morning. Meanwhile, interactive media and entertainment shares weighed on communication services in late trade: Warner Brothers -2.81%, Netflix -2.07%, Match Group -1.50%.
  • Looking ahead: corporate earnings docket after the close: Microsoft, AMD, Alphabet, Electronic Arts, Starbucks, Stryker and Teradyne. Already annc's: Sysco, UPS, JetBlue, PulteGroup, GM, Marathon Petroleum, Pfizer, Johnson Controls, Corning and FCA Healthcare.
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  • Stocks remain mixed late Tuesday, while the SPX Eminis remain inside narrow session range, the Dow continues to outperform at the start of the two day FOMC meeting. Currently, the DJIA is up 126.91 points (0.33%) at 38460.29, S&P E-Mini futures down 1 points (-0.02%) at 4953.5, Nasdaq down 109.9 points (-0.7%) at 15517.94.
  • Leading gainers: Financials and Material sector shares outperform late Tuesday, banks supporting the former: Citigroup +5.23%, Bank of America +3.67%, JP Morgan +2.12%. Shares of mining companies buoyed the Materials sector: Nucor gained +6.82% after beating 4Q earnings est's late Monday, while Steel Dynamics gained +4.49%.
  • Laggers: Information Technology and Communication Services sectors led laggers in the second half, hardware and equipment makers weighing on the former: Western Digital -2.88%, Apple -2.01%, Zebra -1.57%. Notable mention: Corning surged 6.58% after beating Q4 earnings est's this morning. Meanwhile, interactive media and entertainment shares weighed on communication services in late trade: Warner Brothers -2.81%, Netflix -2.07%, Match Group -1.50%.
  • Looking ahead: corporate earnings docket after the close: Microsoft, AMD, Alphabet, Electronic Arts, Starbucks, Stryker and Teradyne. Already annc's: Sysco, UPS, JetBlue, PulteGroup, GM, Marathon Petroleum, Pfizer, Johnson Controls, Corning and FCA Healthcare.