Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 | In Current Market News, Trading Ideas
This is your Benzinga news summary and traders' outlook for Thursday, September 22, 2011, covering headlines from overnight and Thursday's pre-market session.
Today in domestic pre-market trading, U.S equity futures are trading lower. At last check, Dow futures are trading down over 225 points and the U.S. dollar trades higher near the $79.15 level.
Oppenheimer lowered Pacific Biosciences' (NASDAQ: PACB) price target to $4 from $8 and Deutsche Bank lowered Walter Energy's (NYSE: WLT) price target to $105 from $130. View all other of today's analyst ratings here.
Overseas, European markets are lower in afternoon trading. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 4.6%, Germany's DAX tumbled 4.4% and France's CAC 40 slid 5% on the session. Asian stocks ended the session lower as well. China's Shanghai Index fell 2.8%, Japan's Nikkei 225 ...
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