US Stock Futures Flat Ahead Of Jobs Data
US stock futures are mostly flat this morning, as investors are awaiting jobs data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 7 points to 12,837.00 and S&P 500 index futures fell 1.30 points to 1,359.30. Nasdaq 100 futures dropped 2 points to 2,631.00.
US stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 0.55% to 12,907.94, the S&P 500 index surging 0.98% to 1,365.91 and the Nasdaq 100 index jumping 1.18% to 2,970.42.
Data on non-farm payrolls for February and trade deficit for January will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Data on wholesale inventories for January will be released at 10 a.m. ET.
Dolan Company (The) (NYSE: DM) is estimated to post its Q4 EPS at $0.09 on revenue of $74.88 million. Hibbett Sports Inc (NASDAQ: HIBB) is expected to post its quarterly EPS at $0.56 on revenue of $192.45 million. U S Concrete Inc (NASDAQ: USCR) is expected to post a Q4 loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $121.00 million.
Aeropostale Inc (NYSE: ARO) reported upbeat Q4 adjusted earnings and sales.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) lowered its quarterly forecast.
Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE: BSX) announced its plans to buy privately-held Cameron Health Inc.
European markets were mostly lower today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index dropped 0.02%, London's FTSE 100 Index moved down 0.10%, French CAC 40 index fell 0.13% and German DAX 30 index gained 0.16%.
Asian markets ended higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rising 1.65%, China's Shanghai Composite gaining 0.79% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 moving up 0.90%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.89% and India's Sensex gained 2.09%.
Crude oil futures for April delivery gained $0.25 to $106.84 a barrel, while gold futures for April delivery rose $1.30 to $1,700 an ounce.
The ICE dollar index (DXY) gained 0.30% to 79.40, up from 79.090 late the prior day.
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