A Peek Into The Market Before The Trading Starts
Pre-open movers US stock futures are higher this morning, as investors are awaiting economic data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 42 points to 13,226.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 5.10 points to 1,432.10. Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 14 points to 2,676.00.
A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were mostly higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.27%, London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.34%, French CAC 40 Index declined 0.02% and German DAX 30 index rose 0.38%.
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%.
Broker Recommendation Analysts at Susquehanna upgraded Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) from “neutral” to “positive.” The target price for Goldman Sachs has been raised from $127 to $149.
Goldman Sachs shares gained 0.10% to $123.61 in after-hours trading.
- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) and Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced today that Mahindra intends to purchase Navistar Group's stake in Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (MNAL) and Mahindra Navistar Engines Pvt Ltd (MNEPL). To read the full news, click here.
- BP (NYSE: BP) announced today that, as part of its decision to market its stakes in non-operated North Sea assets, it has agreed to sell its interest in the Sean gas field in the UK North Sea to SSE plc for $288 million in cash. To read the full news, click here.
- PostRock Energy (NASDAQ: PSTR) today announced that its Board had approved what is expected to be a final $13 million investment by White Deer Energy L.P. To read the full news, click here.
- Student Transportation (NASDAQ: STB), and its subsidiary Student Transportation of America, Inc. (STA) today announced that the company has secured the largest transportation agreement in its history to serve the Omaha and Millard Public Schools in Nebraska. To read the full news, click here.
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