U.S. stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade after the Nasdaq Composite gained around 150 in the previous session. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.75% last week.
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index for May is scheduled for release at 8:30 a.m. ET, while data on existing home sales for May will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin is set to speak at 11:00 a.m. ET.
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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 514 points to 30,383.00 while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures rose 72 points to 3,747.75. Futures for the Nasdaq index gained 248.75 points to 11,545.50.
Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude futures rose 1.3% to trade at $115.64 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures rose 2.1% to trade at $111.85 a barrel.
The U.S. has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the world, with total infections in the country exceeding 88,054,080 with around 1,038,380 deaths. India reported a total of at least 43,320,840 confirmed cases, while Brazil confirmed over 31,756,110 cases.
A Peek Into Global Markets
European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index climbed 1.1%, London’s FTSE 100 rose 0.6% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index rose 0.5%. The French CAC 40 Index climbed 1.6%, while German DAX gained 1.3%. The Euro Area recorded a current account gap of EUR 5.4 billion in April versus a year-ago surplus of EUR 32.3 billion.
Asian markets traded mostly higher today. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 1.84%, China’s Shanghai Composite fell 0.26% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index gained 1.87%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.4%, while India’s S&P BSE Sensex jumped 2.1%.
Keybanc maintained EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE:EME) with an Overweight and lowered the price target from $146 to $125.
EMCOR shares fell 0.2% to close at $96.26 on Friday.
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- Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) agreed to acquire Clif Bar & Company for $2.9 billion plus additional contingent earnout consideration.
- Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been in talks with Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Ford Motor Co (NYSE:F) and other carmakers to set up manufacturing facilities in the Southeast Asian country, CNBC reported, citing Widodo.
- Two former Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) employees have sued the electric vehicle company over not providing the required advance notice to lay off about 10% of its workforce, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, citing a lawsuit.
- Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) reported a new $45 million stock buyback program.
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