Bulls Poised for Higher Opening

by: SA Editors

At 8:35 AM EDT:

U.S. Futures

S&P 500: +3.50; 1,386.70
NASDAQ: +6.75; 1,749.50
Dow: +36.00; 12,155.00

International Indexes

NIKKEI 225: -0.15%; 16,375.26 (-24.13)
HANG SENG: +0.71%; 18,453.65 (+129.30)
S&P/ASX 200: +0.59%; 5,416.40 (+32.00)
BSE SENSEX 30: +0.55%; 13,033.04 (+71.14)

FTSE 100: +0.80%; 6,178.50 (+49.30)
CAC 40: +0.49%; 5,374.75 (+26.02)
XETRA-DAX: +0.54%; 6,302.94 (+34.02)

Commodity Futures (Reuters/Jefferies CRB)

Oil: -0.43%; $58.48 (-$0.25)
Gold: +1.02%; $613.00 (+$6.20)
Natural Gas: +0.21%; $7.55 (+$0.02)
Silver: +0.90%; $12.38 (+$0.11)

Asian Headlines (via Bloomberg.com)

Asian Stocks Advance, Led by BHP Billiton and China Mobile; Fujifilm Gains

Suzuki Motor Raises Profit Forecast on Sales of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

South Korean October Export Growth Slows to 11.5 Percent on Holiday Slump

Nissan, Mazda Lead Decline as Japan's Vehicle Sales Fall for 16th Month

Pacific Century Shares Drop After Li Is Barred From Voting on PCCW Sale

European Headlines (via Bloomberg.com)

Deutsche Bank's Profit Rises 25 Percent; Investment Bank Earnings Decline

European Stocks Rise, Led by Xstrata, BHP; Tele2 Gains as Outlook Raised

British Manufacturing Growth Slows, Adding to Evidence of Cooling Economy

Buhrmann Shares Plunge After Office-Supply Sales Growth Missed Estimates

Tele2 Reports Loss on Unit Sale, Writedowns; Shares Soar on Raised Outlook

U.S. Headlines (via Bloomberg.com)

Time Warner Earnings Almost Triple on Cable-TV Gains, Adelphia Acquisition

CVS, Caremark Say They're In Talks Over Possible Merger; Terms Undisclosed

Naked' Short-Selling at Sandell Fund Becomes Focus of SEC Investigation

Lazard Profit Falls for First Time Since IPO as Fewer Takeovers Completed

Marsh & McLennan Profit Doubles on Lower Costs; Brokerage Revenue Drops