US Stock Futures Down; ADP Report In Focus
US stock futures fell in early pre-market trade. The ADP national employment report for September will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 83 points to 15,037.00, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index futures fell 12.10 points to 1,677.30. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index dropped 18 points to 3,227.50.
A Peek Into Global Markets
European markets were lower today, with the Spanish Ibex Index falling 0.35%, London's FTSE 100 index dropping 0.87% and STOXX Europe 600 Index declining 0.61%. German DAX 30 index fell 0.62% and French CAC 40 Index declined 0.74%. UK construction PMI fell to 58.90 in September, from a prior reading of 59.10.
Asian markets ended mostly higher today. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell 2.17%, Australia's ASX/S&P500 gained 0.17% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index surged 0.55%. Australia's trade deficit narrowed to A$815 million in August, from a deficit of A$1.4 billion in July.
Analysts at Baird downgraded Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) from “buy” to “neutral.” The target price for Tesla Motors is set to $187.
Tesla's shares dropped 2.78% to $187.64 in pre-market trading.
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