Stocks tread higher as payrolls rebound, jobless rate hits 17-year low

Stocks trying for gains here on the back of a big jobs rebound, and Apple shares hitting all-time highs. Plus – A huge day for Apple, and big week for tech. We break it down. And – Bitcoin can’t be stopped – or at least it seems. With crypto-currencies topping $200 billion market cap – is this the big turning point? Plus a look ahead to everything you need to know for next week.

Winners and losers

Stocks in the red today include Herbalife as the multi-level supplements marketer missed on earnings and narrowed profit guidance, Tableau as the analytics software maker issued a current quarter forecast that missed expectations, and Pandora – it’s not sweet music for investors today as the internet radio service’s revenue came in well below forecast, as its having difficulty increasing ad sales.

Stocks in the green today include Starbucks despite a guidance cut as analysts claim it wasn’t as bad as feared, and the cut removes an overhang on shares, Qualcomm as Bloomberg first reported Broadcom is exploring acquiring the chipmaker, and Valeant – shares getting a nice pop as drugmaker finally won approval from the FDA for its glaucoma drug, after initially submitting two years ago.