was falling 0.1% to $91.50,
was flat at $76.14,
Cheniere Energy Partners
was rising 1.3% to $19.10,
was falling 1.1% to $9.28,
was down 0.3% to $118.83,
was down 0.9% to $44.17 and
was 0.8% lower at $42.89.
(Published at 10:26 a.m. ET)
Cotton futures have broken a three-day losing streak after expected plantings turned out to be substantially less than industry estimates.
"The USDA survey of producers showed that they intend on planting less acres to cotton than had been anticipated by the market," said veteran cotton analyst Mike Stevens.
Cotton for May delivery was rising 2.3% to $1.98 a pound. The
iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN
was up 1.4% to $102.29.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported 12.6 million acres of cotton plantings for the 2011 to 2012 period. This is a substantial improvement from the year before, but 500,000 acres below the industry consensus.
"Consequently, new crop contracts are leading the charge higher," explained Andy Ryan, senior risk management consultant at FCStone Fibers & Textiles.
The analyst said cotton was holding just above major technical support.
Apparel companies that are heavy users of cotton tumbled in morning trading.
was falling 2.2% to $26.88,
was falling 0.2% to $22.59 and
was down 1.7% to $32.66.
was down 0.4% to $13.69,
was falling 2% to $97.19 and
True Religion Apparel
was lower by 2.1% to $23.28.
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