It's been a long week on Wall Street, full of economic data. Today's no exception with the
existing home sales
) reports taking center stage. Both economic releases have the potential to shake up the market.
Futures were lately showing signs of a green opening.
S&P 500 futures on
lately were up 3 to 1518.20, about 5 points above fair value as calculated by
futures were up 12 to 3977, about 12 points above fair value as calculated by
In preopen trading on
was fetching a bid of 13 3/4, down from Thursday's closing price of 14 9/16. After the closing bell, the company announced that its president will leave the company. Also,
closed its acquisition of
and was lately receiving bids of 67 1/2, down from its closing price of 69 5/8.
In other moves on Instinet,
was up 3/16, trading at 140, and
was lately off 21/32 to 9.
Europe's major indices were higher at midsession, with France's
up 2.1%, Germany's
up 1.1% and the U.K.'s
up 0.6%. Japan's
rallied, ending 1.4% higher overnight, while Hong Kong's
fell 1.2% (see today's
Asian Markets Update for more).
For Thursday's postclose trading, see The Night Watch.