U.S. Stock Futures Edge Down
U.S. stock futures ticked down ahead of a busy day of corporate
earnings reports and data on factory orders.
S&P 500 futures were down 0.2%, Dow Jones Industrial Average
futures edged down 0.1% and Nasdaq-100 futures slipped 0.3%.
Changes in equity futures don't necessarily predict market moves
after the markets open.
In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.2% in morning trade as
gains in real estate and information technology sectors were
tempered by the rest of the stock sectors.
Land Securities Group added 2.4% for a two-day winning streak
and British Land Co. PLC rose 3%.
The U.K.'s FTSE 100 climbed 0.6%. Other stock indexes in Europe
were mixed as France's CAC 40 climbed 0.2% and the FTSE 250 gained
0.5%, whereas Germany's DAX slipped 0.1%.
The Swiss franc, the euro and the British pound fell 0.4%, 0.3%
and 0.2% respectively against the U.S. dollar.
In commodities, Brent crude was flat at $67.55 a barrel. Gold
was down 0.3% to $1,786.80 a troy ounce.
The German 10-year bund yield rose to minus 0.192% and the yield
on 10-year gilts declined to 0.837%. 10-year U.S. Treasury yields
were up to 1.620% from 1.606%. Yields move inversely to prices.
In Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.6%.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
May 04, 2021 03:54 ET (07:54 GMT)
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