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US stock futures are higher this morning, as investors are awaiting the ISM index. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 34 points to 14,150.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 3.50 points to 1,529.20. Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 8.50 points to 2,768.50.

US stocks closed higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 0.27% to 14,127.82, the S&P 500 index rising 0.46% to 1,525.20 and the Nasdaq 100 index climbing 0.39% to 3,182.03.

The ICSC-Goldman store index will be released at 7:45 a.m. ET, while the ISM non-manufacturing index for February will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Santarus (NASDAQ: SNTS) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results.

Shares of J.C. Penney Co (NYSE: JCP) declined in the after-hours trading session Monday on reports that a stakeholder is selling a large block of shares in the retailer.

MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE: WFR) appointed Randy H. Zwirn to its Board of Directors.

Calavo Growers (NASDAQ: CVGW) is projected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $126.68 million. VeriFone Systems (NYSE: PAY) is expected to post its Q1 earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $431.47 million.

Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $207.34 million. AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) is expected to post its Q3 earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $89.02 million. H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ: HEES) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.30 per share on revenue of $230.44 million.

Ferro (NYSE: FOE) is estimated to post a Q4 loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $392.50 million. Smith & Wesson Holding (NASDAQ: SWHC) is expected to post its Q3 earnings at $0.23 per share on revenue of $133.68 million. NCI Building Systems (NYSE: NCS) is projected to post its Q1 earnings at $0.00 per share on revenue of $299.84 million.

European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index surged 1.21%, London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.75%, French CAC 40 Index rose 1.19% and German DAX 30 index surged 1.49%.

Asian markets ended higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average gaining 0.27%, China's Shanghai Composite surging 2.33% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rising 1.19%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gained 0.10% and India's Sensex climbed 1.40%.

Gold for delivery in April gained $8.80 to trade at $1,581.20 an ounce in electronic trading.

The ICE dollar index (DXY) declined 0.05% to trade at 82.12, down from 82.214 late Monday.

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