US Stock Futures Signal Lower Start On Wall Street
US stock futures fell in early pre-market trade, ahead of consumer credit data. Data on consumer credit for August will be released at 3:00 p.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 131 points to 14,867.00, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index futures fell 16 points to 1,668.80. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index dropped 27.75 points to 3,206.75.
A Peek Into Global Markets
European markets were lower today, with the Spanish Ibex Index falling 0.76%, London's FTSE 100 index dropping 0.82% and STOXX Europe 600 Index declining 0.88%. German DAX 30 index fell 1.13% and French CAC 40 Index declined 1.01%.
Asian markets ended lower today. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell 1.22%, Australia's ASX/S&P500 dropped 0.87%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.71% and India's Sensex dropped 0.10%.
Analysts at Jefferies upgraded Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) from “hold” to “buy.” The target price for Apple has been raised from $425 to $600.
Apple's shares gained 0.62% to $486.02 in pre-market trading.
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