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 surged 6 points to 12,814.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 2.30 points to 1,358.70. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 1.50 points to 2,611.25.
A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.94%, London's FTSE 100 Index surged 0.58% and German DAX 30 index rose 1.12%.
Asian markets ended mixed, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average dropping 0.04%, China's Shanghai Composite gaining 0.03% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rising 0.89%. India's Sensex dropped 0.18%.
Broker Recommendation Analysts at Citigroup downgraded Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) from “buy” to “neutral.” The target price for Archer Daniels Midland has been lowered from $38 to $32.
Archer Daniels Midland shares gained 1.30% to close at $29.52 on Friday.
- Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) today announced it has invested in a non-controlling equity stake in Odyne Systems LLC. To read the full news, click here.
- AECOM Technology (NYSE: ACM) announced today that it has been awarded two major contracts by the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) that, combined, total approximately US$10 million. To read the full news, click here.
- Nabi Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: NABI) today announced that it is commencing a "modified Dutch auction" tender offer for up to $23,000,000 of its common stock at a price per share not less than $1.58 and not greater than $1.72. To read the full news, click here.
- Teleflex (NYSE: TFX) today announced its ArrowADVANTAGE5 pressure-injectable peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring indication. To read the full news, click here.
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