Fed Optimism Remains Amid Mixed Data
The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Thursday, with sentiment suggesting modest strength amid the release of mixed domestic data. Among two reports released ahead of the open, one showed that housing starts fell more than expected, while another showed that jobless claims declined by much more than expected. A regional manufacturing data is also due for the day. Meanwhile, earnings news of the day has largely been encouraging. Global cues are also positive. Nevertheless, the overbought level of the markets may act as a dampener.

9/18/2014 4:23:32 PM After ending the previous session mostly higher following the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement, stocks saw further upside during trading on Thursday. The gains on the day lifted the Dow and the S&P 500 to new record closing highs.

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DateBrokerSymbolToFromTarget
09/16/14NomuraSMIBuyNeutralHKD 1.10
09/11/14RBC Capital MarketsRWEOY.PKOutperformSector Perform€35 up from €27
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09/18/14WTE.TOC$ 0.3309/30/1410/15/1401/01/00
09/18/14NRZ$ 0.17509/29/1410/31/1401/01/00
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09/18/14MTGE$ 0.65 09/30/1410/27/1409/26/14
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DateSymbolBuyBackOutStandingNews
09/18/14ORCL$13.0 BlnN/AAdditional
09/18/14WSFS470 KN/AAdditional
09/18/14NSSC1 MlnN/AN/A
09/17/14PBIP950 KN/AN/A
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09/17/143-For-2 35.0000FLIC10/01/1410/15/14
09/11/142-For-162.0800PHX09/24/1410/08/14
09/11/142-For-193.8700DOL.TO11/10/1411/17/14
08/18/142-For-1 145.8300CLR09/03/1409/10/14
08/12/142-for-199.2300APH10/02/1410/09/14
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