US Stock Futures Up Ahead Of ISM Data
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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