A Peek Into The Market Before The Trading Starts
Pre-open movers US stock futures are higher this morning. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 80 points to 15,218.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 9.60 points to 1,636.70. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 14 points to 2,977.50.
A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index gained 0.55%, London's FTSE 100 index gained 0.21%, French CAC 40 Index rose 0.43% and German DAX 30 index rose 0.08%.
Asian markets ended lower, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average falling 0.21% and Australia's ASX/S&P500 dropping 0.69%. India's Sensex tumbled 0.53%.
Broker Recommendation Analysts at Citigroup upgraded Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT) from “neutral” to “buy.” The target price for Applied Materials has been raised from $14 to $20.
Applied Materials shares closed at $15.19 yesterday.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced the results of year two data from AMPLE (Abatacept Versus Adalimumab Comparison in Biologic-Naïve rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Subjects With Background Methotrexate), a first-of-its-kind trial of 646 patients comparing the subcutaneous (SC) formulation of ORENCIA® (abatacept) vs. Humira® (adalimumab), each on a background of MTX, in biologic naïve patients with moderate to severe RA. To read the full news, click here.
- Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,750,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $19.00 per share. To read the full news, click here.
- Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) announced today the pricing of a public offering of 11.1 million shares of its common stock at $29.50 per share. To read the full news, click here.
- Cyber-security expert Avira Technologies (NYSE: AVG) announced today that Travis Witteveen has been promoted to CEO of the company, effective July 1, 2013. To read the full news, click here.
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