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From Between the Hedges:

Late-Night Headlines

Bloomberg:
- US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez called on China to crack down harder on copyright piracy and open its markets further to US products or risk a protectionist backlash that would hurt both economies.

Late Buy/Sell Recommendations
Citigroup:
- Downgraded (NYSE:RDY) to Sell from Buy.

Night Trading
Asian Indices are unch. to +.75% on average.
S&P 500 indicated +.08%.
NASDAQ 100 indicated +.12%.

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Earnings of Note
Company/EPS Estimate
- (ARRO)/.29
- (NASDAQ:RECN)/.28
- (RI)/.46
- (NYSE:SCS)/.11
- (NASDAQ:UTIW)/.23

Upcoming Splits
- (NASDAQ:BUCY) 3-for-2

Economic Releases
10:30 am EST
- Bloomberg consensus estimates call for a weekly crude build of 950,000 barrels. Gasoline inventories are estimated to fall 1,450,000 barrels, and distillate supplies are expected to decrease by 1,250,000 barrels. Refinery utilization is expected to rise .50%.

BOTTOM LINE: Asian indices are higher, boosted by exporting shares in the region. I expect US equities to open mixed and to trade modestly lower into the afternoon.

Source: Wednesday Pre-market US: Key News & Data