US Stock Futures Mixed Ahead Of Home-Sales Data
US stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade, ahead of new home-sales data. Data on new home sales for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3 points to 16,470.00, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index futures fell 0.60 points to 1,871.20. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index declined 8.25 points to 3,555.50.
A Peek Into Global Markets In European markets, the Spanish Ibex Index fell 0.08%, London's FTSE 100 index lost 0.30% and STOXX Europe 600 Index dropped 0.10%. German DAX 30 index rose 0.19% and French CAC 40 Index gained 0.03%.
In Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei Stock Average gained 0.87%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.05%, China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.66% and India's BSE Index rose 1.31%.
Analysts at JP Morgan upgraded RTI International Metals, Inc. (NYSE: RTI) from “neutral” to “overweight.” The target price for RTI International Metals has been raised from $32 to $34. RTI International Metals' shares closed at $24.31 yesterday.
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