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Friday, June 29, 2012

This is your Benzinga news summary and trader's outlook covering headlines from overnight and today's pre-market session.

Benzinga's Top News

  • Euro Sources Working on ESM/EFSF for Direct Bank Aid to Stabilize Markets
  • Yesterday, Nike (NYSE: NKE) Reported Q4 EPS $1.17 vs $1.37 Est; Revenues $6.47B vs $6.51B Est
  • Yesterday, Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) Reported Q1 EPS $-0.37 vs $-0.01 Est; Revenues $2,8B vs $3.11B Est
  • Constellation (NYSE: STZ) To Acquire Remaining Interest In Crown for $1.85B

Domestic Pre-Market Trading

  • U.S. Equity Markets trade up as Dow futures trade higher about 138 points.
  • U.S. Dollar trades about 1.01% lower.
To see more pre-market news, click here.

Overseas Trading

  • European markets are higher in afternoon trading. Britain's FTSE 100 added 1.37%, Germany's DAX advanced 2.62% and France's CAC 40 added 2.77% on the session.
  • Asian stocks ended the session higher as well. China's Shanghai gained 1.36%, Japan's Nikkei 225 advanced 1.50%, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 2.19%.
  • Euro Sources Working on ESM/EFSF for Direct Bank Aid to Stabilize Markets
To see more overseas news, click here.

Upgrades/Downgrades

  • JP Morgan Upgrades Saks(NYSE: SKS) from Neutral to Overweight, Raises PT from $11 to $12
To see more of today's upgrades, click here.

  • Macquarie Downgrades Blackrock (NYSE: BLK) from Outperform to Neutral
To see more of today's downgrades, click here.

On the Economic Calendar

  • 08:30 a.m. ET - Personal Spending (MoM)
  • 08:30 - Personal Income (MoM)
  • 09:45 - Chicago PMI
  • 09:55 - Michigan Consumer Sentiment
To see more economic news, click here

Earnings

  • Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) Reported Q1 EPS $0.24 vs $0.23 Est; Revenues $319M vs $320.68M Est
  • Yesterday, Nike (NYSE: NKE) Reported Q4 EPS $1.17 vs $1.37 Est; Revenues $6.47B vs $6.51B Est
  • Yesterday, Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) Reported Q1 EPS $-0.37 vs $-0.01 Est; Revenues $2,8B vs $3.11B Est
To see more earnings announcements, click here.

Corporate News

To see more corporate news, click here.

Commodities

  • Precious metals are trading higher, with gold posting early gains of about 1.98%
  • Energy futures are trading higher, with crude oil posting early gains of about 3.69%
  • Natural Gas futures are trading 2.57% higher and copper is trading lower by about 2.87%
To see more commodities news, click here.


Benzinga's Morning Radar

Technical Levels for Futures and Forex

Name Resistance-2 Resistance-1 Mid Pivot Support-1 Support-2
E-Mini S&P 500 1336 1323 1315 1303 1294
Gold 1591 1573 1560 1542 1529
Crude 82.42 80.55 78.86 76.89 75.30
Natural Gas 2.94 2.85 2.75 2.66 2.56
EUR/USD 1.2569 1.2507 1.2456 1.2394 1.2344
US Dollar Index 83.43 83.16 82.79 82.51 82.14


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