A Peek Into The Market Before The Trading Starts
Pre-open movers US stock futures are higher this morning, as investors are awaiting earnings reports. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 29 points to 13,096.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 4.10 points to 1,394.00. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 14.75 points to 2,701.25.
A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were mostly higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.11%, French CAC 40 index rose 0.57%. London's FTSE 100 Index moved down 0.12% and German DAX 30 index gained 0.32%.
Asian markets ended higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average surging 0.88%, China's Shanghai Composite rising 0.13% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 moving up 0.43%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index surged 0.37% and India's Sensex rose 1.08%.
Broker Recommendation Analysts at Canaccord upgraded Coach (NYSE: COH) from “hold” to “buy.” The target price for Coach is set to $71.
Coach shares dropped 0.26% to $54.70 in after-hours trading.
- Endo Health Solutions (NASDAQ: ENDP), announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to repurchase up to $450 million of its common stock through March 2015. To read the full news, click here.
- Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PSTI) announced Tuesday it has received approval from the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, the medical regulatory body in Germany, to commence a Phase I/II randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study to assess the safety and efficacy of its PLX cells, through intramuscular injections, for the regeneration of injured gluteal musculature following total hip replacement. To read the full news, click here.
- Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), together with its wholly owned direct finance subsidiary, Omnicom Capital Inc., today announced the pricing of their public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2022. To read the full news, click here.
- WebMediaBrands (NASDAQ: WEBM) today announced that it has acquired the assets of Lost Remote (www.lostremote.com), the leading blog covering the rapidly growing field of social TV, from its founder Cory Bergman. To read the full news, click here.
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