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US Stock Futures Signal Higher Start On Wall Street

US Stock Futures Signal Higher Start On Wall Street

Pre-open movers

US stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade. Data on weekly jobless claims will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET, while the Markit PMI services index for December will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET. The general conditions index of the Philadelphia Fed's Survey for December and the Conference Board's index of leading indicators for November will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 181 points to 17,473.00, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index futures rose 22.20 points to 2,030.40. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index climbed 53.25 points to 4,212.75.

A Peek Into Global Markets

European markets were higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index gaining 2.69%, STOXX Europe 600 Index rising 2.07%. German DAX 30 index climbed 2.08%, French CAC 40 Index gained 2.57% and London's FTSE 100 Index rose 0.98%.

In Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rose 2.32%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index climbed 1.09%, China's Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.11% and India's Sensex jumped 1.56%.

Broker Recommendation
Analysts at Longbow Research upgraded Joy Global, Inc. (NYSE: JOY) from Underperform to Neutral. The price target for Joy Global is set to $50.

Joy Global's shares closed at $46.14 yesterday.

Breaking news

  • Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO) reported weaker-than-expected fiscal first-quarter earnings. To read the full news, click here.
  • Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) has entered into its first European distribution agreements since the installment of its international vice president in August 2014. To read the full news, click here.
  • TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: TLOG) today announced the initiation of a randomized Phase 2 clinical trial of SHAPE in subjects with early stage cutaneous T cell lymphoma ("CTCL"). To read the full news, click here.
  • BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: BCRX) today announced that it has dosed the first patient in OPuS-2 (Oral ProphylaxiS-2), a blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of orally-administered BCX4161 in patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE). To read the full news, click here.

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