|Day's range||6.83 - 6.94|
|52-week range||6.66 - 13.80|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||N/A|
U.S consumer confidence jumped to a near 16-year high in July amid optimism over the labor market while house prices maintained their upward trend in May, which could boost consumer spending after recent sluggishness. The reports on Tuesday underscored the economy's strong fundamentals, expected to keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates for a third time this year. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index surged to 121.1 this month, the second highest reading since 2000, from 117.3 in June.
Sterling recovered from its worst week against the euro in nine months on Monday as investors took profit on gains for the single currency and ministers talked up a transitional deal to smooth Britain's exit from the European Union. The pound lost more than 2.5 percent against the euro last week, hitting an eight-month low of 89.94 pence on Friday, as the single currency rallied on bets the European Central Bank would tighten monetary policy next year.
The Dow and Nasdaq were higher in late afternoon trading on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses as the Senate's announced delay to its August break gave some relief to investors worried about the progress of the Republican agenda. U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced a two-week delay in the Senate's August recess to provide more time to work on legislation and approve nominees. "It says to me there's a commitment to make some of the changes that the markets would like to see," Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial in Waltham, Massachusetts.