Stocks look set for a higher open this morning ahead of the release of the minutes from July’s Federal Reserve meeting.
SP 500 futures have advanced 0.2%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have gained 0.2%. Nasdaq Composite futures have risen 0.2%.
Agilent Technologies (A) has climbed 4.4% to $62.01 after beating earnings and sales forecasts and offering above-consensus guidance.
BHP Billiton (BHP) has advanced 1.4% to $40.63 after Elliott Management increased its position in the miner to 5%.
Biogen (BIIB) has rallied 1.2% to $291.50 after Goldman Sachs added it to the firm’s Conviction List.
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) has fallen 2.4% to $56.50 after announcing that its kidney cancer drug had failed in a trial.
Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) has declined 1.3% to $26.52 after getting cut by analysts at Citigroup, RBC, Buckingham, and Deutsche Bank.
LPL Financial Holdings (LPLA) has jumped 8.5% to $50 after buying National Planning Holdings.
Mylan (MYL) has gained 3.6% to $31.20 after getting upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
Target (TGT) has climbed 4.3% to $56.68 after beating earnings forecasts and raising guidance.
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) has advanced 1.2% to $196.88 after naming a new CEO.
Urban Outfitters (URBN) has surged 19% to $20 after reporting better-than-expected earnings and sales.