A Peek Into The Market Before The Trading Starts
Pre-open movers US stock futures are lower this morning. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 85 points to 12,483.00 and S&P 500 index futures fell 10.30 points to 1,316.50. Nasdaq 100 futures dropped 16 points to 2,557.50.
A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were lower today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index fell 1.05%, London's FTSE 100 Index dropped 0.63%, French CAC 40 index fell 1.74% and German DAX 30 index declined 1.58%.
Asian markets ended lower, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average falling 0.72%, China's Shanghai Composite dropping 1.63% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dropping 0.53%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index declined 0.51% and India's Sensex fell 0.53%.
Broker Recommendation Analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded AutoNation (NYSE: AN) from “hold” to “sell.” The target price for AutoNation has been lowered from $29 to $24.
AutoNation shares dropped 0.22% to close at $35.87 on Friday.
- Watson Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: WPI) today announced that it has entered into a new senior secured term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of $1.8 billion. To read the full news, click here.
- Dunkin' Brands Group (NASDAQ: DNKN) today announced it expects to increase its legal reserve in its current quarter in relation to the Quebec Superior Court's ruling in the Bertico litigation, as referenced in the Company's 8-K filing issued this morning. To read the full news, click here.
- Teleflex (NYSE: TFX) announced it has acquired Semprus BioSciences. The acquisition includes the core Semprus Sustain™ Technology. To read the full news, click here.
- An innovative Airborne Multi-Intelligence Laboratory (AML) developed by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) is now being used by the Italian Air Force in a live operational environment. To read the full news, click here.
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