Market Update: NLY, AAPL, CAT, COF, NSC, V, KHC

Summary

Stocks rallied on Friday morning as investors looked past weak 3Q results and disappointing guidance from Amazon. Energy shares rose, as both Exxon and Chevron reported much stronger-than-expected earnings. On the housing front, the National Association of Realtors said that its pending home sales index fell 10.2% to 79.5 in September. The Reuters consensus forecast had called for a smaller decline of 5.0%. The Dow rose 1.6%, the S&P 1.3%, and the Nasdaq 1.4%. Crude oil fell 1% to $88 per barrel, while gold traded near $1645 per ounce.

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