Premarkets: 5 Things To Know Before The Open – May. 23, 2014

S&P futures 2014 05 23

government will report new home sales from April at 10 a.m. ET. Foot Locker ( FL , Fortune 500 ) will report quarterly earnings before the open. 2.

Stocks move higher ahead of Memorial Day holiday – url Yahoo Finance

The upward grind is underscored by the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, which closed above 1,900 for the first time on Friday. The index has eked out a gain of 2.8 percent this year compared with a 16 percent increase over the same period last year. Other major indexes haven’t fared any better. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq composite are barely positive for 2014.

S&P 500 closes above 1,900 for first time – US News

The Associated Press

Trading volume on Wall Street was the lowest this year, according to FactSet. A report showing a stronger-than-expected rebound in U.S. new-home sales boosted sentiment, and Hewlett-Packard Co. and GameStop Corp. surged after their quarterly earnings reports to lead the S&P 500.

U.S. stocks rise; S&P 500 hits 1,900 – Market Snapshot – MarketWatch

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