Market Overview

US Stock Futures Mostly Flat Ahead Of Factory Orders Data

US Stock Futures Mostly Flat Ahead Of Factory Orders Data

Pre-open movers

US stock futures traded mostly flat in early pre-market trade. Initial jobless claims increased 9,000 to 269,000 in the week ended November 28. Data on factory orders for October and the ISM non-manufacturing index for November will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 3 points to 17,755.0, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index futures rose 1 point to 2,082.50. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index gained 8.50 points to 4,703.00.

A Peek Into Global Markets

European markets were lower today, with the Spanish Ibex Index declining 1.71 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index falling 1.97 percent and German DAX 30 index dropping 2.77 percent. French CAC 40 Index dipped 2.99 percent and London's FTSE 100 Index fell 0.83 percent.

In Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.01 percent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.28 percent, China's Shanghai Composite Index surged 1.35 percent and India's BSE Sensex dropped 0.89 percent.

Broker Recommendation
Raymond James upgraded Pandora Media Inc (NYSE: P) from Market Perform to Outperform.

Pandora shares closed at $14.26 on Wednesday.

Breaking news

  • Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT) reported upbeat earnings for its fiscal second quarter on Thursday. To read the full news, click here.
  • Shares of Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) jumped over 12 percent in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for the third quarter. To read the full news, click here.
  • Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal third quarter on Thursday. To read the full news, click here.
  • MEDIOBANCA SPA ADR (OTC: MDIBY) and Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BCS) have signed an agreement for the acquisition of a selected perimeter of Barclays retail Italian business by CheBanca!. To read the full news, click here.

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