A Peek Into The Market Before The Trading Starts
Pre-open movers US stock futures are slightly higher this morning. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2 points to 12,764.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 0.40 points to 1,351.00. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 5 points to 2,617.50.
A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were mixed today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.17%, London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.41%, French CAC 40 index dropped 0.30% and German DAX 30 index surged 0.10%.
Asian markets ended mostly higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rising 1.11%, Chinese Shanghai Composite dropping 0.34% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rising 0.23%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index surged 0.53% and India's Sensex gained 0.22%.
Broker Recommendation Analysts at BMO Capital upgraded Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) from “market perform” to “outperform.” The target price for Cisco has been raised from $20 to $21.
Cisco shares dropped 0.06% to $17.17 in after-hours trading.
- InterMune (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced that on June 19, 2012, the company completed the previously announced sale of its rights to Actimmune® (interferon gamma-1b) to Vidara Therapeutics International Limited (Vidara). To read the full news, click here.
- Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) announced today that a subsidiary has acquired patents for x-ray powder diffraction technology. To read the full news, click here.
- Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) today launched the RapidTrack Whole Genome Sequencing Service (RapidTrack WGS), a new offering in its FastTrack Sequencing Services operation that delivers a whole human genome in less than two weeks. To read the full news, click here.
- CB&I (NYSE: CBI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of US$40 million by Nizhnekamskneftekhim OAO (NKNK) to provide front end engineering and design (FEED) services for a new ethylene plant. To read the full news,
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