U.S. PRE-MARKET INDICATORS
-Dow Jones Industrial futures up 26 points.
-S&P 500 futures up 1 point.
-Nasdaq 100 futures up 2 points.
-Nasdaq-100 Pre-Market Indicator Down 1.36 at 2,336.19.
Nikkei up 0.6%
Hang Seng up 0.4%
Shanghai Composite up 0.1%
FTSE-100 down 0.2%
PRE-MARKET SECTOR WATCH
(+,-) Large cap tech: mixed
(+,-) Chip stocks: mixed
(+,-) Software stocks: mixed
(+,-) Internet stocks: mixed
(-,+) Drug stocks: mixed
(+) Financial stocks: firmer
(+,-) Industrial stocks: mixed
(+,-) Auto stocks: mixed
(+,-) Airline stocks: mixed
(+,-) Retail stocks: mixed
(+) RIG (+0.8%) gets favorable analyst coverage.
(+) COOL (+38%) continues evening gain that followed results.
(+) AVAV (+14%) continues evening gain that followed results.
(+) CRDN (+12%) boosts guidance.
(+) BLT (+6%) beats with Q4 results.
(+) VELT (+5%) gets favorable analyst coverage.
(+) AEZS (+18.5%) inks Japan deal.
(+) HERO (+13.5%) beats with results.
(+) STP (+4%) continues gain Tuesday that followed improved quarter.
(+) AEO (+1%) results top year-ago period; CEO to retire.
(+) PLCE (+0.6%) issues mixed results, guides below Street, sets buyback.
(-) FNSR (-37%) warns for Q4.
(-) JDSU (-12%) follows FNSR after warning.
(-) ALU (-2%) follows FNSR after warning.
(-) OCLR (-13%) follows FNSR after warning.
(-) CIEN (-5%) follows FNSR after warning, own results Tuesday.
(-) EPB (-3.5%) selling shares.
(-) DYN (-6.5%) warns of possible bankruptcy.
(-) POT (-2.6%) downgraded.
Stock futures are moderately firmer as Wall Street tentatively looks
to expand Tuesday's strong performance on a day that marks the second
anniversary of the launch of the current bull market. The S&P 500 is
up around 95% since its March 9, 2009 low.
Financial sector hopes fueled the first winning day in three for the
broader stock market on Tuesday. Asian markets closed higher and Europe
is a gainer on Wednesday.
Moderation for oil prices has helped to support stock gains. Crude
oil for April delivery slipped 20 cents to $104.82 a barrel in
electronic trading on Globex.