Stock Futures – U.S. Stock Futures Edge Up Ahead of Bank Earnings
U.S. stock futures edged up ahead of the beginning of corporate earnings season, with several major banks set to report before the opening bell.
Futures on the S&P 500 gained 0.1% and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures traded flat. Changes in equity futures don’t necessarily predict market moves after the markets open.
In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.2% in morning trade as gains in healthcare and consumer discretionary sectors were balanced by losses in information technology and real-estate sectors.
The UK.’s FTSE 100, which is dominated by large international businesses, added 0.1%. Other stock indexes in Europe were mixed as France’s CAC 40 climbed 0.4%, Germany’s DAX gained 0.1% and the UK.’s FTSE 250 slipped 0.1%.
The Swiss franc and the British pound were up 0.1% and 0.2% respectively against the U.S. dollar and the euro was mostly flat against the dollar, with 1 euro buying $1.20.