Finisar is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Marathon Oil is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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Despite central banks' continued easing policy and earnings from 3 of Europe's largest banks beating expectation, US markets are set for a tepid open.
Stocks are higher as initial jobless claims pulled back to fall below the 350,000 level.
In Japan, the Nikkei Index closed lower, breaking an eight-session winning streak that pushed the index to record breaking highs.
Stocks gain as consumer confidence climbs and orders for core durable goods rise.
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