US Stock Futures Mostly Lower Ahead Of Earnings
US stock futures are mostly lower this morning. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 12 points to 13,021.00 and S&P 500 index futures fell 2.20 points to 1,380.30. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 0.75 points to 2,642.75.
US stocks closed higher on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 1.46% to 13,075.66, the S&P 500 index gaining 1.91% to 1,385.97 and the Nasdaq 100 index surging 2.24% to 2,958.09.
Armstrong World Industries (NYSE: AWI) is expected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.78 per share on revenue of $762.39 million. Eastman Chemical Co (NYSE: EMN) is projected to post its Q2 EPS at $1.30 on revenue of $1.94 billion. Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) is expected to post its Q4 EPS at $2.51 on revenue of $4.56 billion.
Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) is expected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.77 per share on revenue of $3.38 billion. Diebold (NYSE: DBD) is projected to report its Q2 EPS at $0.58 on revenue of $731.23 million. Masco (NYSE: MAS) is projected to post its Q2 EPS at $0.11 on revenue of $2.08 billion.
HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA) is estimated to report its Q2 EPS at $0.78 on revenue of $8.65 billion. Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post its Q2 earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $2.24 billion. CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA) is expected to report its Q2 EPS at $0.56 on revenue of $1.93 billion.
Brightpoint (NASDAQ: CELL) is expected to post its Q2 EPS at $0.15 on revenue of $1.34 billion. Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP) is estimated to report its Q2 earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $746.97 million.
European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 1.03%, French CAC 40 index rose 0.94%. London's FTSE 100 Index moved up 0.59% and German DAX 30 index gained 1.06%.
Asian markets ended mostly higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rising 0.80%, China's Shanghai Composite dropping 0.89% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 moving up 0.77%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 1.61% and India's Sensex jumped 1.77%.
Nymex crude-oil futures gained 0.04% to trade at $90.17 a barrel in electronic trade, while gold futures climbed $0.50 to $1,618.50 an ounce.
The dollar index (DXY) gained 0.2% to 82.840. The euro dropped 0.4% against the dollar to trade at $1.2264.
The US dollar declined 0.4% versus the Japanese yen to trade at ¥78.18.
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