A Peek Into The Market Before The Trading Starts
Pre-open movers US stock futures are slightly higher this morning, as investors are awaiting earnings from Alcoa (NYSE: AA) later in the day. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 10 points to 13,317.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 0.20 points to 1,456.10. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 1.50 points to 2,719.25.
A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.28%, London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.39%, German DAX 30 Index climbed 0.22% and French CAC 40 Index rose 0.67%.
Asian markets ended mostly lower, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average falling 0.86%, China's Shanghai Composite declining 0.41% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index dropping 0.54%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.94% and India's Sensex gained 0.26%.
Broker Recommendation Analysts at Piper Jaffray upgraded Joy Global (NYSE: JOY) from “neutral” to “overweight.” The target price for Joy Global has been raised from $63 to $84.
Joy Global shares gained 0.48% to $67.29 in after-hours trading.
- GTx (NASDAQ: GTXI) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated enobosarm (GTx-024) for the prevention and treatment of muscle wasting in patients with non-small cell lung cancer as a Fast Track development program. To read the full news, click here.
- IHS (NYSE: IHS) today announced that Rich Walker has been named Executive Vice President-Global Finance and Todd Hyatt Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and IT Officer. To read the full news, click here.
- ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) announced Monday. the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 8,067,227 shares of its common stock at a price of $29.75 per share. To read the full news, click here.
- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its ThingMagic® Mercury6 (M6) RFID Reader will be part of the ng Connect Program's Connected Service Vehicle, which showcases a full suite of cloud-based services designed to deliver office productivity to vehicle-based workers. To read the full news, click here.
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