A Peek Into The Market Before The Trading Starts
Pre-open movers US stock futures are higher this morning. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 52 points to 13,345.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 6.20 points to 1,436.80. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 15.75 points to 2,795.00.
A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.23%, French CAC 40 index gained 0.65%. London's FTSE 100 Index moved up 0.03% and German DAX 30 index rose 0.73%.
Asian markets ended higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rising 1.73%, China's Shanghai Composite gaining 0.28% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 moving up 0.80%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 1.10% and India's Sensex rose 0.82%.
Broker Recommendation Analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) from “hold” to “buy.” The target price for Kohl's has been raised from $49 to $62.
Kohl's shares fell 1.25% to close at $52.02 yesterday.
- Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SCMP) today announced that it has received approval from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency for AMITIZA® (lubiprostone) 24 mcg twice daily for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and associated symptoms in adults, when response to diet and other non-pharmacological measures are inappropriate. To read the full news, click here.
- Halcón Resources Corporation (NYSE: HK) today announced the commencement of an underwritten secondary offering of 35,000,000 shares of its common stock offered by EnCap Energy Capital Fund VIII LP. To read the full news, click here.
- KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR) today confirmed that all necessary consents and regulatory approvals to acquire Prisma Capital Partners LP ("Prisma") have been obtained and that the closing is anticipated to occur in October 2012. To read the full news, click here.
- Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today launched the Reserved Instance Marketplace, an online marketplace that provides AWS customers the flexibility to sell their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Reserved Instances to other businesses and organizations. To read the full news, click here.
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