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Stocks pare losses on Trump Tax comments

Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are whipping back and forth as Trump says a tax plan is coming and French elections loom. Catch The Final Round at 4 p.m. with Jen Rogers and Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief Andy Serwer, reporter Jared Blikre and Tom Lydon, President of Global Trends Investments & ETF Trends.

Winners and losers

Stocks ending the week in the red include Skechers despite an earnings beat as the shoe retailer’s average price point dipped; National Beverage as the maker of La Croix was downgraded to Neutral at Credit Suisse; and Mattel, with shares getting slammed after reporting a wider loss than expected and revenue miss. Sales were weak for Fisher Price and Barbie products.

Stocks in the green today include Hawaiian airlines, as profit and revenue topped expectations for the quarter; Wendy’s as BMO initiated coverage with an outperform rating citing valuation and its business model; and Honeywell, with shares climbing on the back of an earnings and revenue beat, as results were boosted by its aerospace and energy units.

Looking ahead

Here’s what will be making headlines in the coming days:

  • On Monday we’ve got another big day of earnings with Alcoa, Hasbro, Express Scripts and Halliburton all reporting.
  • Also on Monday, we’ll get some Fed speak, with Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari giving two Q&As in California.
  • And before all that, don’t forget this weekend is Earth Day, with thousands expected to head to the nation’s capital to take part in the March for Science. Marches are also planned in all 50 states and in 150 cities around the world.