US Stock Futures Edge Lower Ahead Of Jobless Claims, Wholesale Inventories Data
US stock futures traded lower in early pre-market trade. Data on weekly jobless claims will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET, while wholesale inventories data for February will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 22.50 points to 17,806.50, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index futures fell 3.55 points to 2,072.45. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index slipped 7.05 points to 4,367.70.
A Peek Into Global Markets
European markets were higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 0.36%, STOXX Europe 600 Index surging 0.62% and German DAX 30 index gaining 0.52%. French CAC 40 Index jumped 0.88% and London's FTSE 100 Index rose 0.68%.
In Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.75%, China's Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.93%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index climbed 2.70% and India's BSE Sensex gained 0.67%.
Analysts at William Blair downgraded Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) from Outperform to Market Perform.
Perrigo shares rose 3.58% to $201.99 in pre-market trading.
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- IBA and Toshiba Corporation (OTC: TOSBF) today announced the signing of a global collaboration to expand access to advanced particle therapy worldwide. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation will become the distributor in Japan for Proteus®ONE, IBA's compact single-room proton therapy solution, and IBA will become the agent for Toshiba's Carbon Therapy Solutions outside Japan. To read the full news, click here.
- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced its offer to acquire Transmode, a leader in metro packet-optical networking through a recommended public offer to the shareholders of Transmode). To read the full news, click here.
- DBV Technologies (NASDAQ: DBVT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Viaskin Peanut for children. To read the full news, click here.
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