US Stock Futures Rise Ahead Of Jobless Claims, GDP Data
US stock futures gained in early pre-market trade, ahead of economic data. Data on GDP growth for the second quarter and weekly jobless claims will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The pending home sales index for August will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET, while the Kansas City Fed manufacturing index for September will be released at 11:00 a.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 17 points to 15,227.00, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index futures rose 2.10 points to 1,687.90. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index gained 10.75 points to 3,210.75.
A Peek Into Global Markets
European markets were lower today, with the Spanish Ibex Index falling 0.45%, London's FTSE 100 index dropping 1.79% and STOXX Europe 600 Index declining 0.36%. German DAX 30 index fell 0.38% and French CAC 40 Index declined 0.57%.
Asian markets ended mixed today. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average surged 1.22%, China's Shanghai Composite declined 1.94% and Australia's ASX/S&P500 gained 0.34%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 0.36% and India's Sensex rose 0.19%.
Analysts at BMO Capital downgraded Intrepid Potash (NYSE: IPI) from “market perform” to “underperform.” The target price for Intrepid Potash is set to $11.
Intrepid Potash's shares closed at $16.16 yesterday.
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