With few new earnings news yesterday the Dow Jones saw just a 7.71 point rise to 15,801.7.
We kick off with Barclays. While pre-tax profits for 2013 climb to £2.9bn, adjusted pre-tax profits fall to £5.2bn - about a 25% drop. Unusually, some of the numbers emerged yesterday though the full details only arrived this morning.
Q4 2013 adjusted profit before tax was down £1,194m against Q3 to £191m, including the impact of £331m of charges for litigation and regulatory penalties.
Overall, while profits are down by around a third it's likely staff bonuses will still pick up by around 10% in some cases. Shares in Barclays picked up just over 1% higher in trading yesterday. Its emerged that the bank has been hit by a new customer information leak.
Next, an interim from engineering support services player Babcock for the period from 1 October. The FTSE 100 player claims it continues to experience "positive market conditions" across UK and overseas business units.
"Babcock has delivered strong growth in revenue and earnings," the company said in a statement. "In light of this the Board is confident that the Group will continue to make further strong progress this year, in line with its expectations."
Lastly, an interim from Thomas Cook for the three months up to 31 December. Boss Harriet Green says Q1 underlying earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) improved £10 million with underlying EBIT up 36% to £274 million.
Net debt has been cut by £273 million to £1,286 million (31 December 2012: £1,559 million); however quarterly revenues are cut by 0.9% to £1,656 million due to lower customer demand for winter holidays to Egypt.
JP Morgan Chase recently gave the group - which has more than halved losses in the last year - an Overweight rating while analysts at Credit Suisse recently hiked their price target on the stock.