U.S. stocks will open with gains on Monday at the start of Santa Week after all main stock indexes ended at records on Friday.
In Monday pre-market trading , Twitter Inc . (NYSE: TWTR ) was up after the analysts at JPMorgan were more bullish on the company. The firm upgraded the company to Buy from Neutral and raised the price target to $27 from $20.
JPMorgan's upgrade comes with an analyst's opinion that "Twitter's platform is differentiated and is much more about real-time news, information and discussion than it is truly social." It is expected that the company will return to revenue growth next year because of growth in daily-active-user count as well as "improving" content on the platform.
o Marathon Patent Group Inc. ( MARA )
o Under Armour Inc ( UAA )
o Discovery Communications Inc. ( DISCA )
o Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( ACHN )
o CSX Corp. ( CSX )
o Mattel Inc. (MAT)
o Centene Corp. (CNC)
o Payment Data Systems Inc. (PYDS)
The main European stock markets traded higher. The U.K.'s FTSE gained 0.53%, Spain's Ibex was up 0.91%, Germany's Dax closed up 1.59% and France's CAC advanced 1.39%.
In Asia, Japan's Nikkei closed up 1.55%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.70%, China?s SSE Compositejumped 0.05% and India's BSE Sensex inched up 0.41%.
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