US Stock Futures Up Ahead Of Election
US stock futures are higher this morning, ahead of the presidential election. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 42 points to 13,095.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 5.30 points to 1,417.30. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 14.75 points to 2,677.00.
US stocks closed higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 0.15% to 13,112.44, the S&P 500 index gaining 0.22% to 1,417.26 and the Nasdaq 100 index surging 0.59% to 2,999.66.
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Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA) is projected to report its Q3 earnings at $0.63 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion. Cinemark Holdings (NYSE: CNK) is expected to report its Q3 EPS at $0.35 on revenue of $626.75 million. Emerson Electric Co (NYSE: EMR) is projected to report its Q4 EPS at $1.05 on revenue of $6.69 billion.
CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is estimated to report its Q3 EPS at $0.84 on revenue of $30.09 billion. Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) is expected to report its Q3 earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $713.10 million. Liberty Interactive (NASDAQ: LINTA) is projected to report its Q3 EPS at $0.17 on revenue of $2.20 billion. OfficeMax (NYSE: OMX) is estimated to report its Q3 earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $1.78 billion.
Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report its Q3 earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $1.60 billion. Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) is estimated to report its Q3 EPS at $0.01 on revenue of $2.73 billion. Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) is projected to report its Q2 EPS at $0.47 on revenue of $3.88 billion.
Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) reported a rise in its third-quarter profit. However, the company's quarterly revenue missed analysts' estimates.
Medifast (NYSE: MED) reported a better-than-expected third-quarter profit and issued an upbeat outlook for the current quarter.
European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index surged 0.46%, London's FTSE 100 Index rose 0.51%, French CAC 40 Index climbed 0.71% and German DAX 30 index gained 0.67%.
Asian markets ended mixed, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average falling 0.36%, China's Shanghai Composite dropping 0.38% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rising 0.22%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index declined 0.28% and India's Sensex gained 0.29%.
Crude oil for December delivery gained $0.43 to trade at $86.08 a barrel on Globex.
The ICE dollar index (DXY) fell 0.03% to trade at 80.69.
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