U.S. PRE-MARKET INDICATORS
-Dow Jones Industrial futures up 28 points.
-S&P 500 futures up 2 points.
-Nasdaq 100 futures up 7 points.
-Nasdaq Pre-Market Indicator up 5.47 at 2,326.65
Nikkei down 0.5%.
Hang Seng down 0.4%.
Shanghai Composite down 0.3%.
FTSE-100 up 0.1%.
PRE-MARKET SECTOR WATCH
(+) Large cap tech: mostly higher
(+) Chip stocks: flat to higher
(+,-) Software stocks: mixed
(+,-) Internet stocks: mixed
(-,+) Drug stocks: mixed
(=,+) Financial stocks: flat to firmer
(+,-) Retail stocks: mixed
(+,-) Industrial stocks: mixed
(-) Airlines: mostly lower
(+) LVLT (+23.6%) buying Global Crossing.
(+) GLBC (+75%) sold for $23.04 a share.
(+) AMMD (+32.1%) sold to Endo Pharma for $30 a share.
(+) TYC (+8.3%) reportedly shown bid interest.
(+) AA (+1%) gaining ahead of earnings.
(+) VVUS (+7%) gains as QNEXA weight loss data published.
(+) TSTY (+147%) sold for $4 per share.
(-) MDVN (-2.5%) says Dimebon does not meet co-primary endpoints in study.
(-) NYX (-1.2%) rejects Nasdaq, ICE bid to stick with Deutsche Boerse plan.
(-) AAP (-2.8%) downgraded.
(-) IBM (-0.3%) downgraded.
Stock futures are clinging to small gains as the opening bell nears.
Cautious optimism as another earnings round gets underway, plus a
flurry of deal news, are supportive early factors. Global stocks are
mixed as another quake is reported in Japan. Oil futures are above $113 a
barrel. The dollar is flat. Gold is pushing to new record highs near
$1,478. Silver is now nearing $42.
No major U.S. economic data are set for release Monday, while
Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to speak in New
Alcoa's (AA) latest results kick off another period for corporate
results, beginning in this afternoon's post-bell period. AA is expected
to show the benefit of a strong rise in the price of aluminum since last