Josh Jones, vice president at Adviser Investments, has the market news for Monday, February 11. Major stockA financial instrument giving the holder a proportion of the ownership and earnings of a company. indexes were essentially flat today as traders await developments on trade talks and federal budget negotiations. Transportation stocksA financial instrument giving the holder a proportion of the ownership and earnings of a company. rose on signs that the U.S. economy is on strong footing. Consumer goods companies’ stocks have gained recently; Colgate-Palmolive and Procter & Gamble have raised prices on their products in response to consumer strength. Those price increases are beginning to translate into higher profits.