A Peek Into The Market Before The Trading Starts
Pre-open movers US stock futures are higher this morning, ahead of nonfarm payrolls data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 21 points to 13,519.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 1.50 points to 1,457.30. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 6 points to 2,827.50.
A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.71%, London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.49%, French CAC 40 Index surged 0.98% and German DAX 30 index rose 0.77%.
Asian markets ended mostly higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average surging 0.44% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rising 0.92%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 0.50% and India's Sensex fell 0.73%.
Broker Recommendation Analysts at Goldman Sachs upgraded Owens-Illinois (NYSE: OI) from “neutral” to “buy.” The target price for Owens-Illinois has been raised from $20 to $28.
Owens-Illinois shares gained 2.11% to close at $19.36 yesterday.
- AngioDynamics (NASDAQ: ANGO) today announced it has been awarded a contract with HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HealthTrust) covering vascular access products, including its DuraMax chronic dialysis catheter, DuraFlow, DuraFlow 2 and EvenMore chronic hemodialysis catheters, and the Schon XL acute hemodialysis catheter. To read the full news, click here.
- Brian Goldsmith has been named Co-Chief Operating Officer of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and will spearhead Lionsgate's corporate development activities, growing platform of channels, and digital initiatives, the Company announced today. To read the full news, click here.
- Primero Mining (NYSE: PPP) announced today that the Company's Mexican subsidiary has received a positive ruling from the Mexican tax authorities on its Advance Pricing Agreement filing made in October 2011. To read the full news, click here.
- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired assets of privately-held Refraction Technology of Plano, Texas, a leading provider of seismic sensors and high-frequency data logging systems. To read the full news, click here.
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