The Dow jumps over 100 points and stocks hit new highs, shaking off a weak jobs report. Plus – Bitcoin surging today, but other crytpo currencies are not. We break down today’s moves. And – Firestorm in Foxboro. Infighting in New England may end the Patriots dynasty – why this might be good for the NFL. Plus a *special* look ahead to everything you need to know for the week ahead. Catch The Final Round at 3:55 ET p.m. with Myles Udland, Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer, and reporter Dan Roberts.
Winners and losers
Stocks in the red Barnes & Noble as holiday sales fell 6.4% from a year ago, while online sales slid 4.5%, Roku as another bank, Morgan Stanley, questions the streaming devicemaker’s valuation, and Sears Holdings – shares weak as the retailer will close a total closing 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears locations.
Stocks in the green today include Xilinx as Goldman Sachs upgraded the chipmaker to “buy” from “neutral,” noting signs of an improving demand, Fiat Chrysler on a JPMorgan upgrade to ‘overweight,’ claiming an ‘exceptional’ 2018 is in store for the automaker, and Sonic – The fast food chain reported a mixed earnings report, but that including earnings that beat street estimates, projected earnings growth in its fiscal 2018 outlook.