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A Peek Into The Markets: U.S. Stock Futures Surge; Dow Futures Up Over 200 Points

A Peek Into The Markets: U.S. Stock Futures Surge; Dow Futures Up Over 200 Points


Pre-open movers

U.S. stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade following news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has cleared Hillary Clinton on the emails. The Labor Market Conditions Index for October will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans is set to speak in Chicago at 2:45 p.m. ET.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 225 points to 18,024.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures gained 27.25 points to 2,106.75. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index climbed 68.75 points to 4,725.00.

Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude futures gained 1.25 percent to trade at $46.15 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures also rose 1.38 percent to trade at $44.68 a barrel.

A Peek Into Global Markets

European markets were higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 1.44 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index climbing 1.22 percent and German DAX 30 index gaining 1.55 percent. The UK's FTSE index was trading higher by 1.37 percent, while French CAC 40 Index rose 1.62 percent.

In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average rose 1.61 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index gained 0.70 percent, China’s Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.26 percent and India’s BSE Sensex rose 0.68 percent.

Broker Recommendation

Analysts at Bank of America downgraded GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) from Neutral to Underperform.

GoPro shares fell 6.53 percent to close at $11.16 on Friday.

Breaking news

  • Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) reported better than expected results for the fourth quarter and offered upbeat outlook for the fiscal year 2017. To read the full news, click here.
  • LendingClub Corp (NYSE: LC) reported a smaller loss than analysts estimated for the third quarter. Similarly, revenue also came in above the estimates. To read the full news, click here.
  • Blue Nile Inc (NASDAQ: NILE) agreed to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC for approximately $500 million.
  • Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) and EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: ELNK) disclosed that they have agreed to merge in an all-stock deal valued at around $1.1 billion, including debt.

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