( CHV) successful bid for
attracted the most attention in preopen trading on
Texaco was lately up $1.62 from Friday's close to $56.75, while Chevron was down $2.25 to $82.
the deal in an earlier story.
Preopen trading on
was quiet, with
, which was down 25 cents to $55.88 on 2,000 shares, and
( BEAS), up 75 cents to $78 on 1,000, its two most popular stocks.
indicate a negative opening. They lately were up 10 to 3285, about 30 points below fair value as calculated by
S&P 500 futures were looking flat, up 2.3 to 1387 and matching fair value as calculated by
Europe's major indices were tentatively mixed at midsession, with France's
up 0.2%, Germany's
off 0.6% and the U.K.'s
up 0.6%. Japan's
jumped 1.2%, while Hong Kong's
rose 2% (see today's
Asian Markets Update for more).
For Friday's postclose trading, see The Night Watch.