US Stock Futures Flat Ahead Of Economic Data
US stock futures are mostly flat this morning, as investors are awaiting economic data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were flat at 12,936.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 1.30 points to 1,404.60. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 7.50 points to 2,653.25.
US stocks closed mixed on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 0.33% to 12,967.37, the S&P 500 index falling 0.20% to 1,406.29 and the Nasdaq 100 index surging 0.33% to 2,976.78.
Data on durable-goods orders for October will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The S&P/Case-Shiller home-price index for the month of September will be released at 9 a.m. ET. The Conference Board will release its consumer-confidence index for the month of November will be released at 10 a.m. ET.
Ralcorp Holdings (NYSE: RAH) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.87 per share on revenue of $1.10 billion. ADT (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $818.23 million.
PVH (NYSE: PVH) is estimated to post its Q3 earnings at $2.30 per share on revenue of $1.64 billion. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) is expected to post its Q4 earnings at $0.48 per share on revenue of $902.23 million. Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI) is projected to post its Q4 earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $697.14 million.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) reported that its board approved a special cash dividend of $2.75 per share.
Shanda Games Ltd (NASDAQ: GAME) reported its Q3 earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $170.4 million.
European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.44%, London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.49%, French CAC 40 Index climbed 0.39% and German DAX 30 index rose 0.61%.
Asian markets ended mixed, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average gaining 0.37%, China's Shanghai Composite dropping 1.30% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rising 0.67%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index declined 0.08% and India's Sensex rose 1.65%.
The euro dropped 0.06% against the dollar to trade at $1.2965.
December gold prices dropped $2.60 to trade at $1,747.00 an ounce.
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