US Stock Futures Down Ahead Of Jobless Claims Data
US stock futures declined in early pre-market trade, ahead of jobless claims data. Data on weekly jobless claims will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Data on factory orders for August and the ISM non-manufacturing index for September will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 36 points to 14,989.00, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index futures fell 5.40 points to 1,677.70. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index dropped 6 points to 3,231.50.
A Peek Into Global Markets
European markets were mostly lower today, with the Spanish Ibex Index falling 0.53%, London's FTSE 100 index gaining 0.22% and STOXX Europe 600 Index declining 0.01%. German DAX 30 index fell 0.07% and French CAC 40 Index declined 0.38%. Euro-zone composite PMI surged to 52.2 in September, versus 51.5 in August.
Asian markets ended mostly higher today. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell 0.09%, Australia's ASX/S&P500 gained 0.33%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index surged 1.00% and India's Sensex jumped 1.97%. China's official non-manufacturing PMI surged to 55.4 in September, versus 53.9 in August.
Analysts at Citigroup upgraded BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) from “sell” to “neutral.” The target price for BlackBerry has been raised from $7 to $9.
BlackBerry's shares closed at $7.96 yesterday.
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