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 gained 20 points to 13,085.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 2.20 points to 1,422.00. Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 3 points to 2,651.75.
A Peek Into Global Markets Asian markets ended higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rising 1.49%, China's Shanghai Composite gaining 0.25% and India's Sensex rising 0.84%.
- National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) announced today a $20.2 million purchase of Charleston House, a 120-unit assisted living and memory care facility in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Charleston House will be leased to Landmark Senior Living Communities for an initial term of 15 years with renewal options, at a lease rate of 7.75% plus annual fixed escalators. To read the full news, click here.
- Nova Measuring Instruments (NASDAQ: NVMI) announced today that several leading foundries recently placed over 15 million dollars of orders in aggregate as part of their production ramp up and development efforts for future technology nodes. To read the full news, click here.
- Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) says it has developed an intelligent speech recognition program for the Android Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Play platform and will release it this week, according to WantChinaTimes. To read the full news, click here.
- Covidien (NYSE: COV) announced a definitive agreement to acquire CV Ingenuity. To read the full news, click here.
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