The U.S. Census Bureau will release its monthly report on retail sales at 8:30 a.m. ET, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the latest edition of its producer price index. Retail sales are expected to have dipped 0.1% in September, according to a consensus of economist forecasts compiled by Briefing.com, and the PPI is expected to have risen 0.2%.
At 9 a.m. ET, the Case-Shiller/S&P 20-city home price index will be released, and at 10 a.m. ET, the Conference Board releases its Consumer Confidence Index.
Earnings still rolling in: Pfizer (Fortune 500) reported a decline in revenue and profit for the third quarter, but a 24% revenue surge in its cancer division. The drugmaker also lowered the top end of its guidance. ,
Nokia ( reported quarterly flat sales and profit. But sales for smartphones jumped, pulling shares higher in premarket trading. )Baidu ( and )LinkedIn ( are up after the bell. )
Apple (Fortune 500) shares nudged higher a day after the tech giatn reported , quarterly sales and profit that handily beat Wall Street estimates. But its profit margin fell for the seventh straight quarter.
U.S. stocks finished mixed Monday, with the S&P 500 inching up two points to close at an all-time high.
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