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Pre-Market: Stocks Headed For Strong Start As Street Welcomes Fed's Efforts On Economy

 November 04, 2010 09:14 AM

-Dow Industrial futures up 86 points.

-S&P 500 futures up 9 points.

-Nasdaq 100 futures up 15 points.

-Nasdaq-100 Pre-Market Indicator Up 17.22 at 2,175.58


Nikkei up 2.2%

Hang Seng up 1.6%

FTSE-100 up 1.7%


(+) Large cap tech: mostly firmer

(+) Chip stocks: firmer

(+) Software stocks: firmer

(+) Internet stocks: mostly firmer

(+,-) Drug stocks: mixed

(+) Financial stocks: firmer

(+) Industrial stocks: firmer

(+) Auto stocks: firmer

(-,+) Airline stocks: mixed

(+,-) Retail stocks: mixed


(+) SIRI (+0.6%) gains after earnings.

(+) WFMI (+9.6%) continues evening gain that followed solid earnings.

(+) QCOM (+7.6%) continues evening gain that followed upbeat earnings.

(+) F (+1.8%) gaining in active volume after encouraging October sales.

(+) M (+2.6%) gains after Oct. sales.

(+) URRE (+9%) inks LOI with Cameco unit.

(+) KSS (+0.6%) gains after dip in sales, backing EPS guidance.


(-) ALU (-5.9%) draws negative reaction to revenue news.

(-) COCO (-1%) downgraded.

(-) ARO (-2%) down after sales data.


Stock futures continue to indicate early gains for the broad stock market, following Europe's advance and a sharp drop in the dollar as the Federal Reserve on Wednesday delivered on its pledge for an aggressive bond-buying program meant to inject new life in a flagging economic recovery.

The DJIA closed at September 2008 levels Wednesday. London's FTSE 100 index is trading at its highest level in over two years today. Both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank hold their respective monetary policies unchanged.

Stock futures retain solid gains even as a report shows a 20,000-person jump in weekly jobless benefits claims after recent declines. Economists predicted a slightly smaller gain.

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