US Stock Futures Up Ahead Of Economic Data
US stock futures are higher this morning, as investors are awaiting economic data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 37 points to 13,221.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 4.80 points to 1,431.80. Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 12.25 points to 2,674.25.
US stocks closed higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average surging 0.76% to 13,235.39, the S&P 500 index rising 1.19% to 1,430.36 and the Nasdaq 100 index gaining 1.32% to 3,010.60.
The Commerce Department is scheduled to release the current account numbers for the third quarter at 8:30 a.m. ET. NAHB housing market index for December will be released at 10 a.m. ET.
FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $212.26 million. Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is expected to post its Q2 earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $9.03 billion.
AAR (NYSE: AIR) is projected to post its Q2 earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $544.54 million. Jefferies Group (NYSE: JEF) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $722.56 million.
HEICO (NYSE: HEI) is expected to post its Q4 earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $237.38 million. Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ: SAFM) is expected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $635.75 million.
Diamond Foods (NASDAQ: DMND) reported better-than-expected Q1 adjusted profit.
Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) lifted its dividend by 10% to 48.5 cents a share. The company also announced its plans to buy back $1.5 billion to $2 billion of its shares.
SHFL Entertainment (NASDAQ: SHFL) reported an 11% rise in its fourth-quarter net income.
European markets were mostly higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.34%, London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.38%, French CAC 40 Index declined 0.01% and German DAX 30 index rose 0.50%.
Asian markets ended mostly higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rising 0.96%, China's Shanghai Composite jumping 0.10% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rising 0.49%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.08% and India's Sensex climbed 0.63%.
The ICE dollar index (DXY) dropped 0.16% to trade at 79.46.
The euro gained 0.16% versus the dollar to trade at $1.3185 on Tuesday.
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