US Stock Futures Flat Ahead Of Housing Data
US stock futures traded mostly flat in early pre-market trade. The Empire State manufacturing index for August will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET, while the NAHB housing market index for August will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1.5 points to 17,437.5, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index futures fell 1.55 points to 2,087.95. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index slipped 0.55 points to 4,531.20.
A Peek Into Global Markets
European markets were mostly higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 0.26 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index surging 0.20 percent and German DAX 30 index gaining 0.27 percent. French CAC 40 Index climbed 0.43 percent and London's FTSE 100 Index fell 0.14 percent.
In Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.49 percent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index declined 0.74 percent, China's Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.71 percent and India's BSE Sensex fell 0.67 percent.
Analysts at Morgan Stanley maintained their Overweight rating for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA). The target price for Tesla is raised from $280 to $465.
Tesla shares climbed 4.07 percent to $253.04 in pre-market trading.
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