A Peek Into The Market Before The Trading Starts
Pre-open movers US stock futures are mixed this morning. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 48 points to 12,572.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 5.70 points to 1,335.20. Nasdaq 100 futures dropped 9.50 points to 2,539.00.
A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index gained 0.23%, French CAC 40 index rose 0.73%. London's FTSE 100 Index moved up 0.22% and German DAX 30 index gained 0.49%.
Asian markets ended lower, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average dropping 1.44%, China's Shanghai Composite dropping 0.49% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 moving down 0.24%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 0.14% and India's Sensex fell 0.44
Broker Recommendation Analysts at Citigroup upgraded Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) from “neutral” to “buy.” The target price for Thomson Reuters has been raised from $30 to $33.
Thomson Reuters shares fell 2.58% to close at $27.54 yesterday.
- Mattson Technology (NASDAQ: MTSN) today announced that a major foundry has placed an order for the paradigmE etch system, which is now in production in this third etch customer's fab. To read the full news, click here.
- Sunshine Heart (NASDAQ: SSH) announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for its C-Pulse Heart Assist System for the treatment of Class III and ambulatory Class IV heart failure. To read the full news, click here.
- Genesis Energy LP (NYSE: GEL) announced today that it has amended its secured revolving credit facility to increase the lending commitment from $775 million to $1 billion. To read the full news, click here.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO) reported upbeat second-quarter earnings and lifted its full-year earnings outlook. To read the full news, click here.
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