U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday as political uncertainty in Italy sparked fresh worries over the euro zone.
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
Cyprus' way forward is unclear as the Russians reject a gas for loans proposal, and the EU objects to a move to take over pension funds.
Sectors that capture the global economy are down today: transportation, multi-industry, and tech stocks.
Oracle reports its earnings Wednesday, which gives time to use options strategies to gain on the announcement, reports TheStreet.com.
The Dow eked out a gain for the eighth-consecutive session to post another closing high at 14,450.06 Tuesday. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 snapped a seven-day winning streak, dragged by financials and techs, logging its first drop in the month of March.
For all but one of the tech stocks in the Dow Jones, it's been tough sledding since October 2007, when the index last hit 14,198.
Despite a stock surge and dividend increases at IBM, all is not well, according to analysts. TheStreet.com reports.
Stocks slumped nearly 1 percent on Friday, but closed off the worst levels of the session, after a Republican plan to avert the "fiscal cliff" fell apart, raising fears a deal will not be reached before the end of the year.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
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The S&P 500 rose for a fourth session after a report suggested improvement in the labor market ahead of Friday's closely watched monthly payrolls report. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 6.10 points, or 0.19 percent, to 3,141.40. **COLLABRX INC, $6.80, up 79.4 pct.
U.S. stocks rose for a fourth session on Thursday following encouraging comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on tools to tackle the region's debt crisis and in support of the euro. **COLLABRX INC, $6.9, up 83.3 pct.
U.S. stocks rose at the open after labor market data came in within expectations and following encouraging comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on tools to tackle the region's debt crisis. **NUVASIVE INC, $14.9, down 34 pct.
U.S. stock index futures added to gains after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said growth risks are on the downside and should be contained by effective policymaker action. Brokerages Canaccord Genuity, Robert W. Baird& Co, Mizuho Securities USA, BMO Capital Markets and ThinkEquity Llc cut their price targets on the stock.
U.S. stock index futures added to gains after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said growth risks are on the downside and should be contained by effective policymaker action. **NUVASIVE INC, Wednesday close $22.62, down 29.3 pct premarket. **INFORMATICA CORP, Wednesday close $33.63, down 19.7 pct premarket.
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