Japanese and Australian stock futures gained, with the Asia-Pacific benchmark equities gauge poised to extend a five-year high, as rising metals prices boosted raw- material producers and profits at National Australia Bank Ltd. cheered investors.
U.S. stocks rose, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 15,000 for the first time yesterday, as earnings forecasts from Whole Foods Market Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. beat analyst estimates.
Stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a record for a fifth day, amid better-than- projected earnings forecasts. European shares and metals gained as China’s trade and German industrial output beat estimates.
Whole Foods Market Inc. gained the most in more than nine months after the largest natural-goods grocer in the U.S. boosted its forecast for earnings this year and said second-quarter profit climbed 20 percent.
Whole Foods Market Inc., the largest natural-goods grocer in the U.S., boosted its forecast for earnings this year after sales at established locations increased and second-quarter profit climbed 20 percent.
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology agreed with the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, where both schools are located, to jointly promote sustainable uses of energy and other resources.