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Dow Jones Industrial Average Heads North On Caterpillar Results, Overseas PMI

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) blew out third-quarter earnings expectations

by 10/23/2014 8:36:43 AM
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) is headed sharply higher ahead of the bell, buoyed by a much better-than-expected earnings report from Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Also helping U.S. equities is strong purchasing managers index (PMI) data coming out of Europe and Asia. Looking ahead, Markit's flash PMI and the Conference Board's index of leading indicators are due out later this morning, while several firms are slated to report earnings after the close, including, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

And now, on to the numbers...

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P and Nasdaq futures

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2 Minute (INDEXDJX:.DJI) are nearly 175 points above fair value.

Market Statistics

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 1.1 million call contracts traded on Wednesday, compared to 811,603 put contracts. The resultant single-session equity put/call ratio jumped to 0.74.

NYSE and Nasdaq summary

Volatility indices

Currencies and Commodities

  • The U.S. dollar index is down fractionally at 85.73.
  • Crude oil has tacked on 0.2% to $80.70 per barrel.
  • Elsewhere, gold has shed 0.7% to $1,236.50 per ounce.
Currencies and commodities

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