U.S. stock futures are pointing higher in pre-market trading for Tuesday, September 6. Tuesday will be the first trading day of the week after the market was closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. The Dow Futures are at 18496.0 for a gain of 16.00. The S&P 500 Futures are at 2180.0 for a gain of 2.00 points. The Nasdaq Futures are at 4799.5 for a gain of 4.25 points. The Russell Futures are at 1252.3 for a gain of 0.90 points.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is at 17081.98 for a gain of 44.35 points or 0.26 percent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index is at 23787.68 for a gain of 138.13 points or 0.58 percent. China’s Shanghai Composite is at 3090.71 for a gain of 18.62 points or 0.61 percent. India’s S&P BSE Sensex is at 28978.02 for a gain of 445.91 points or 1.56 percent. In Europe, the FTSE 100 is at 6860.05 for a loss of -19.37 points or -0.28 percent. Germany’s DAX is at 10697.08 for a gain of 24.86 points or 0.23 percent. France’s CAC 40 is at 4543.65 for a gain of 2.57 points or 0.06 percent. The Stoxx Europe 600 is at 350.60 for a loss of -0.02 points or -0.01 percent.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock market futures are pointing higher for gains on Tuesday. The following economic reports are on the calendar for the day:

Gallup US Consumer Spending Measure

PMI Services Index

ISM Non-Mfg Index

Labor Market Conditions Index

TD Ameritrade IMX

Gallup US ECI

The market continues to price in affects from Friday’s jobs report which showed an increase of 151,000 jobs in August with no change to the unemployment rate at 4.9 percent.

In the pre-market, stocks trading actively include the following:

Chesapeake Energy


Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Newmont Mining

Seagate Technology

Spectra Energy



Stocks to watch Tuesday include Bayer and Monsanto. Bayer increased its offer to buy Monsanto. Spectra Energy and Enbridge have also reported a merger deal. Additionally, oil prices could continue to gain Tuesday after Saudi Arabia and Russia announced an agreement to cooperate on oil production levels in order to help prices in the energy market.

Friday’s Activity

On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18491.96 for a gain of 72.66 points or 0.39 percent. The S&P 500 was also higher, closing at 2179.98 for a gain of 9.12 points or 0.42 percent. The Nasdaq Composite closed higher at 5249.90 for a gain of 22.69 points or 0.43 percent.


Source: DJIA, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite. Google Finance.

Other notable index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000, higher at 1251.83 for a gain of 12.03 points or 0.97 percent; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index, higher at 761.87 for a gain of 8.76 points or 1.16 percent; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1578.68 for a gain of 15.10 points or 0.97 percent; the S&P 100 Index at 963.67 for a gain of 3.43 points or 0.36 percent; the Russell 3000 Index at 1291.22 for a gain of 6.50 points or 0.51 percent; the Russell 1000 Index at 1208.94 for a gain of 5.64 points or 0.47 percent; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 618.94 for a gain of 5.38 points or 0.88 percent.