U.S. Market Futures Pointing Lower as Treasury Yields Gain

U.S. stock futures are pointing lower in pre-market trading for Friday, September 9. The Dow Futures are at 18349.0 for a loss of -32.00 points. The S&P 500 Futures are at 2168.0 for a loss of -3.00 points. The Nasdaq Futures are lower at 4786.5 for a loss of -6.00 points. The Russell Futures are lower at 1250.0 for a loss of -1.50 points.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is at 16965.76 for a gain of 6.99 points or 0.04 percent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index is at 24099.70 for a gain of 180.36 points or 0.75 percent. China’s Shanghai Composite is at 3078.85 for a loss of -17.10 points or -0.55 percent. India’s S&P BSE Sensex is at 28797.25 for a loss of -248.03 or -0.85 percent. In Europe, the FTSE 100 is at 6841.68 for a loss of -17.02 points or -0.25 percent. Germany’s DAX is at 10648.38 for a loss of -26.91 points or -0.25 percent. France’s CAC 40 is at 4531.19 for a loss of -11.01 points or -0.24 percent. The Stoxx Europe 600 is at 348.17 for a loss of -1.15 points or -0.33 percent.

Friday’s Factors and Events

The economic calendar is light on Friday with only the Baker Hughes Rig Count. Oil prices will be on watch for the day as supply has fallen during the week and a meeting with OPEC officials is scheduled for later this month. Energy stocks are also trading with high volatility this week.

Investors will be watching Treasuries again on Friday after the European Central Bank reported Thursday that it would make no changes to its central bank borrowing rate or asset purchase program. The unchanged monetary policy leaves the central bank rate at 0 percent for Eurozone countries.

Stocks trading actively in the pre-market on Friday include the following:

Macy’s Inc

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Iron Mountain Inc

Apartment Investment

Cognizant Technology

Diamond Offshore

Marathon Oil Corp

Southwestern Energy

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp

Noble Energy Inc

Thursday’s Activity

Stocks were lower Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18479.91 for a loss of -46.23 points or -0.25 percent. The S&P 500 was also lower, closing at 2181.30 for a loss of -4.86 points or -0.22 percent. The Nasdaq Composite closed lower at 5259.48 for a loss of -24.44 points or -0.46 percent.

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

Other notable index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index, lower at 1258.36 for a loss of -2.65 points or -0.21 percent; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index, lower at 762.63 for a loss of -2.84 points or -0.37 percent; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1574.28 for a loss of -7.23 points or -0.46 percent; the S&P 100 Index at 964.34 for a loss of -1.78 points or -0.18 percent; the Russell 3000 Index at 1292.72 for a loss of -3.01 points or -0.23 percent; the Russell 1000 Index at 1209.94 for a loss of -2.84 points or -0.23 percent; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 622.40 for a gain of 0.09 points or 0.01 percent.

Julie Young

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Julie Young is a Senior Market Reporter and Analyst

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