Stocks in the United States are pointed higher ahead of the open Friday after an up-and-down week. The Nasdaq is up 0.36%, the S&P 500 is up 0.3%, the Dow Jones is up 0.21%.
Today's market outlook is Neutral
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Stocks on the Move
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM), EOG Resources Inc (EOG) and NRG Energy Inc (NRG) are moving higher this morning, while Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is headed lower.Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc (HAWK), Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (LL) and Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) were upgraded by analysts this morning, while Shire PLC (ADR) (SHPG), Pandora Media Inc (P) and Bloomin' Brands Inc (BLMN) were downgraded.
Stocks in Asia are mixed. The Mumbai Sensex is up 0.1%, the Australia ASX All Ordinaries is down -0.11%, the Hang Seng is down -0.35% the Shanghai SE Composite Index is down -0.44% and the Nikkei 225 is down -1.13%.In Europe stocks are up. The CAC 40 is up 0.62%, the Euronext 100 is up 0.61%, the FTSE 100 is up 0.35% and the DAX is up 0.16%.
Futures and Currencies
Energy futures are up today. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil is up 0.62 at 49.97 per barrel. Brent crude is up 0.67 at 53.18 per barrel. Natural Gas is up 0.02 at 3.2. Precious metals are up this morning. Gold is up 6.94 at 1254.01 per ounce. Platinum is up 9 at 941.88 while silver is up 0.12 at 16.79. The dollar is down compared to the major currencies today. The greenback is down against the euro, down against the Yen and down against the Pound.
Yesterday, 1,044,532 call contracts traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) compared to 734,306 put contracts. The single-session put/call was 0.703000003829466 while the 20-day moving average is now at 0.64.
Day's Range:$265.61 - $269.06
52-week Range:$286.63 - $234.56
Day's Range:$243.59 - $246.66
52-week Range:$265.93 - $205.85
Day's Range:$161.73 - $164.61
52-week Range:$175.21 - $133.80
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