US Stock Futures Down Ahead Of Wholesale Trade Data
US stock futures traded lower in early pre-market trade, ahead of wholesale trade data. Data on wholesale trade for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 25 points to 16,911.00, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index futures fell 4.30 points to 1,945.90. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index dropped 6.75 points to 3,787.00.
A Peek Into Global Markets
European markets were mostly higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 0.09%, STOXX Europe 600 Index gaining 0.22%. German DAX 30 index rose 0.20%, French CAC 40 Index gained 0.14% and London's FTSE 100 Index dropped 0.40%. French industrial output increased 0.3% in April from March, while Italian industrial output rose 0.7% on the month in April. UK's manufacturing output climbed 0.4% on the month in April.
In Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell 0.85%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index climbed 0.86%, China's Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.08% and India's BSE Sensex rose 0.01%. China's consumer prices gained 2.5% y/y in May, while producer prices fell 1.4% y/y.
Analysts at RBC Capital upgraded Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) from “sector perform” to “outperform.” The target price for Union Pacific has been raised from $97 to $115.
Union Pacific's shares closed at $102.14 yesterday.
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