Suffering from a love hangover this morning?
There wasn't much going on in preopen trading on electronic brokerage
. Networking giant
had the heaviest volume at 32,000 shares. It was still working on a recovery of late after its terrible showing last week. The stock was up 19 cents to $29.56.
was suffering this morning, sliding 81cents to $13.63 after Prudential Securities downgraded the stock to a sell. The company also lost a phase of a patent suit with
Barnes & Noble.com
over Amazon's "1-click" technology.
were both sliding lately.
About two hours before the bell, futures were pointing to a flat-to-positive opening. The
S&P 500 futures on
lately were up 2 to 1322, about 2 points above fair value. The thinly traded
futures were up 19 to 2335, or about 20 points above fair value.
Europe's major indices were tentatively mixed at midsession, with France's
off almost 0.1%, Germany's
up 0.4% and the U.K.'s
down 0.3%. Japan's
gained 0.3% overnight, while Hong Kong's
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global indices information
For Wednesday's postclose trading, see The Night Watch.