A Peek Into The Market Before The Trading Starts
Pre-open movers US stock futures are mostly flat this morning, ahead of economic data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1 point to 13,925.00 and S&P 500 index futures fell 0.30 points to 1,512.80. Nasdaq 100 futures dropped 2 points to 2,768.50.
A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were mostly higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index fell 0.08%, London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.32%, German DAX 30 Index rose 0.11% and French CAC 40 Index climbed 0.47%.
Asian markets ended higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average surging 1.94%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index rising 0.02% and India's Sensex gaining 0.52%.
Broker Recommendation Analysts at Mizuho upgraded Walgreen Co (NYSE: WAG) from “neutral” to “buy.” The target price for Walgreen has been raised from $39 to $46.
Walgreen shares gained 0.19% to close at $41.48 yesterday.
- Huntsman (NYSE: HUN) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results. To read the full news, click here.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced it has entered into a three-year collaboration agreement with Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (OTC: RBGLY) for several of its over-the-counter medicines currently sold across Latin America, primarily in Mexico and Brazil. To read the full news, click here.
- Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) announced today that it has entered into a global licensing agreement with the Tory Burch Company. To read the full news, click here.
- Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW) today announced that it has appointed George Vonderhaar to the position of chief sales officer. To read the full news, click here.
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