Stocks Look to Start in the Green as Investors Enter Holiday Mode

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US futures are just in the green so far in Tuesday's pre-market session as investors wind down ahead of Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday.

On the docket today, the U.S. Census Bureau released data at 8:30 a.m. ET, which showed October building permits rose 6.2%. The Case-Shiller index of house prices in 20 cities is due out at 9 a.m. ET. The Conference Board will put out its monthly consumer confidence report at 10 a.m. ET.

In equities, Camtek Ltd. ( CAMT ) is up 43%, adding to 72% gains made in yesterday's regular session on increasing speculation the company is close to a commercial launch for its DMD printer - a first-of-its-kind 3D printer producing printed circuit boards.

Also seeing momentum this morning is Jos A. Bank Clothiers ( JOSB ), after rival Men's Wearhouse ( MW ) turned the tables on the company, offering to buy it for $55 a share, just weeks after JOSB dropped its $48 bid for MW.

In the red this morning is Take-Two Interactive ( TTWO ), which has disclosed that it has purchased all of the Icahn Group's stock at Monday's closing price of $16.93 per share.

U.S. PRE-MARKET INDICATORS

-Dow Jones Industrial up 0.02%

-S&P 500 futures up 0.06%

-Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.07%

-Nasdaq-100 Pre-Market Indicator up 0.12%

GLOBAL SENTIMENT

Nikkei down 0.67%

Hang Seng down 0.01%

Shanghai Composite down 0.14%

FTSE-100 down 0.32%

DAX-30 up 0.11%

PRE-MARKET SECTOR WATCH

(-) Large cap tech: lower

(+/-) Chip stocks: mixed

(+) Software stocks: higher

(+/-) Hardware stocks: mixed

(+) Internet stocks: higher

(+/-) Drug stocks: mixed

(+) Financial stocks: higher

(+) Retail stocks: higher

(+/-) Industrial stocks: unchanged

(+) Airlines: higher

(+) Autos: higher

UPSIDE MOVERS

(+) CAMT (+43%) Spikes on 3D printer speculation

(+) JOSB (+11%) Gets buyout offer from Men's Wearhouse

(+) MW (+9%) Offers to buy out Jos A. Bank Clothiers

DOWNSIDE MOVERS

(-) TTWO (-5%) Buys back Icahn stake

(-) JASO (-5%) Posts wider-than-expected Q3 loss



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Referenced Stocks: CAMT , JOSB , MW , TTWO

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