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Morning Coffee Pre-Market Wall Street News

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EU Unemployment Hits Record High. Unemployment in the eurozone rose in April to a new high of 12.2% from 12.1% in March. The new number means that over 19.4 million people are unemployed. Inflation in the zone rose to an annual 1.4% in May up from 1.2% in April. The core CPI, which excluded food and energy rose more than economist had expected to 1.2% from 1%.

Netflix Added to Nasdaq 100. On June 6th Netflix (NFLX) will be added to the Nasdaq 100 replacing Perrigo (PRGO). Shares of Netflix may rise as portfolio managers at the company to their index funds. NFLX Pre-market: 224.70 +2.04 (0.92%)

Upgrades

Canadian National Railway (CNI): JPMorgan raised their rating from Underweight to Neutral and raised their target price from $96.00 to $110.00.

Downgrades

Golar LNG Partners (GMLP): BMO Capital lowered their rating from Outperform to Sector Perform and placed a target price of $34.00 on the company.

Panera Bread (PNRA): Lazard Capital lowered their rating from Buy to Neutral. Pre-market: 191.74 -2.08 (-1.07%)

Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG): BMO Capital lowered their rating from Market Perform to Underperform and placed a target price of $43.00 on the company.

Coverage Initiated

Boston Scientific (BSX): Wedbush initiated coverage with a Neutral rating and target price of $10.00.

Chesapeake Energy (CHK): Goldman Sachs initiated coverage with a Neutral rating and target price of $26.00. Pre-market: 22.76 +0.23 (1.02%)

CVS Caremark (CVS): Wells Fargo initiated coverage with an Outperform rating and target range of $68.00 - $72.00.

Express Scripts (ESRX): Wells Fargo initiated coverage with a Market Perform rating and target range of $64.00 - $69.00.

Jazz Pharma (JAZZ): Stifel initiated coverage with a Buy rating and target price of $80.00.

Medtronic (MDT): Wedbush initiated coverage with a Neutral rating and target price of $54.00.

St Jude Medical (STJ): Wedbush initiated coverage with an Outperform rating and target price of $57.00.

Tiffany & Co (TIF): Credit Suisse initiated coverage with an Outperform rating and target price of $89.00.

Coverage Reiterated/Price Target Changed

Guess? (GES): B. Riley & Co. reiterated their Neutral rating and raised their target price from $26.00 to $36.00. Pre-market: 31.53 +2.18 (7.43%)

Earning Reports

Guess? (GES): Reported EPS of $0.14 beating estimates by +$0.06. Pre-market: 31.53 +2.18 (7.43%)

Krispy  Kreme (KKD): Reported EPS of $0.20 beating estimates by +$0.04. Pre-market: 15.77 +1.51 (10.59%)

Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF): Reported EPS of $0.66 beating estimates by +$0.21. Pre-market: 29.10 +1.07 (3.82%)

OmniVision (OVTI): Reported EPS of $0.31 beating estimates by +$0.10. Pre-market: 18.60 +3.11 (20.08%)

Pall (PLL): Reported EPS of $0.74 beating estimates by +$0.01.

Markets: 
Futures at 7:33: Dow -0.50%. S&P -0.50%. Nasdaq -0.50%. Crude -0.78% to $92.89. Gold +0.13% to $1413.30.

Europe: London -0.91%. Paris -0.60%. Frankfurt -0.54%. 

Asia: Japan +1.37% to 13775. Hong Kong -0.41% to 22392. China -0.74% to 2301. India -2.25% to 19760. 

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