Planes, trains and automobiles, as well as financial companies and consumer names, will join the earnings deluge Thursday.
Southwest Airlines, Union Pacific, General Motors, Blackstone, Travelers, Bank of New York Mellon, Unilever and Dunkin Brands are among the dozens of companies reporting second-quarter results before the opening bell. After the close, Starbucks, AT&T, Capital One, Visa, Schlumberger, Boston Beer and Chipotle report.
Stocks closed higher Wednesday, as a wave of positive earnings news helped send the S&P 500 to an all-time high of 2,173, and the Dow up 36 to a record high of 18,595, its seventh in a row. Nasdaq jumped 1 percent to 5,089, lifted by a rally in biotechs.