It's Tuesday, so stocks must move higher, right?
U.S. stock futures edged higher, pointing to a positive open for Wall Street.
After a downbeat Friday, U.S. stocks resumed their recent rally Monday. So far this year, all three major indexes are up roughly 16%.
In economic news, the U.S. government's trade deficit rose to $40.3 billion in April from $37.1 billion in March, as imports outpaced exports.
Early movers: Salesforce.com ( shares fell after the company signed a deal to acquire cloud marketing platform )ExactTarget ( for $2.5 billion. Shares of ExactTarget surged 50%. )
General Motors ( shares rose about 3% following news that the automaker will )rejoin the S&P 500, replacing H.J. Heinz ( at the end of trading Thursday. )
Zynga ( shares were under pressure, following a 12% plunge on Monday, after the online game maker said it would )cut more than 500 jobs, or nearly 20% of its staff.
Dollar General ( reported earnings and sales in line with forecasts but lowered its guidance. )
Overseas markets bounce back: European markets were all in positive territory in morning trading, rebounding from a weak Monday session.
Asian markets ended the day with mixed results.
Japan's Nikkei closed with a 2.1% gain based on a weakening yen and speculation that government officials will soon urge pension funds to increase their equity holdings.
In Australia, Billabong ( shares took a dive after the surfwear company announced an )end to takeover talks and warned of lower profits.