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( CHV) successful bid for


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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.

wrote about

the deal in an earlier story.

Preopen trading on


was quiet, with


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, which was down 25 cents to $55.88 on 2,000 shares, and

BEA Systems

( BEAS), up 75 cents to $78 on 1,000, its two most popular stocks.

Nasdaq 100

futures on


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

Prudential Securities


Europe's major indices were tentatively mixed at midsession, with France's


up 0.2%, Germany's

Xetra Dax

off 0.6% and the U.K.'s

FTSE 100

up 0.6%. Japan's

Nikkei 225

jumped 1.2%, while Hong Kong's

Hang Seng

rose 2% (see today's

Asian Markets Update for more).

For Friday's postclose trading, see The Night Watch.