U.S. Stock Futures Slip Ahead of Jobless Figures


    U.S. Stock Futures Slip Ahead of Jobless Figures

    U.S. stock futures edged down ahead of an update on the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits.

    S&P 500 futures were down 0.2% and futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.1%. Changes in equity futures don’t necessarily predict moves after the markets open.

    In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 was broadly flat in morning trade as gains in materials and communication services sectors were tempered by losses in utilities and information technology sectors.

    Centamin declined 2.3% for a two-day losing streak.

    The U.K.’s FTSE 100 edged down 0.1%. Other stock indexes in Europe were mixed as the U.K.’s FTSE 250 added 0.1%, France’s CAC 40 meandered after the flat line and Germany’s DAX shed 0.3%.

    Published at Thu, 27 May 2021 07:33:00 +0000