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Friday, July 2, 2010

Indications: U.S. stock futures muted after jobs data

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By Steve Goldstein and Kate Gibson, MarketWatch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures were slightly higher Friday after an initial pop in the aftermath of the monthly payrolls report, which offered a mixed message ahead of Wall Street's start.

The government reported June payrolls climbed by 83,000 in the private sector, while the unemployment rate fell to 9.5% from 9.7% in May.

"The mix of data won't give clear direction to the markets, and the bar was set pretty low; but we see the report on the weak side," said analysts at Action Economics.

S&P 500 futures rose 1.3 points to 1,023.10 and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 5.5 points to 1,735.5. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 12 points to 9,674.

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U.S. stocks finished weaker Thursday, though off the session's worst levels, following data showing growing jobless claims, slowing manufacturing growth in the U.S. and China as well as a plunge in pending home sales. The S&P 500 finished 0.3% lower to close at its worst level since early September 2009.

After the surprise jobless claims increase as well as the slow private-sector jobs growth reported by ADP, markets were on alert for a weak report on employment.

Yields on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.916%.

The euro /quotes/comstock/21o!x:seurusd (CUR_EURUSD 1.2587, +0.0072, +0.5753%) pulled above $1.26, while oil futures traded below $73 a barrel. Read how BP oil spill could push oil to $90 a barrel in 2011.

Also in the spotlight will be Google /quotes/comstock/15*!goog/quotes/nls/goog (GOOG 440.20, +0.71, +0.16%) after the search giant said late Thursday it's going to buy ITA Software, a flight information software firm, for $700 million, though the deal is likely to attract antitrust scrutiny.

Walt Disney /quotes/comstock/13*!dis/quotes/nls/dis (DIS 31.36, -0.13, -0.41%) late Thursday said it's purchased Tapulous, a maker of games for the iPhone, for an undisclosed price.

Dell /quotes/comstock/15*!dell/quotes/nls/dell (DELL 12.09, +0.06, +0.50%) also announced a deal for a privately held company, saying it will buy a data center infrastructure software firm called Scalent for an undisclosed price.

Most overseas stock markets registered small gains, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index up 0.5% and the Nikkei 225 up 0.1%.

Steve Goldstein is MarketWatch's London bureau chief. Kate Gibson is a reporter for MarketWatch, based in New York.


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SPY $145135554 $103.08 0.3% | C 1,476,472 $3.79 0.4%
GLD $15,298,897 $117.64 0.5% | SPY 1,409,928 $103.08 0.3%
AAPL $12,974,629 $248.48 0.0% | BP 388,654 $29.82 1.4%
BP $11,610,950 $29.82 1.4% | TZA 188,725 $8.20 ( 1.9%)
IWM $6,717,406 $60.85 0.3% | GLD 129,603 $117.64 0.5%
C $5,602,697 $3.79 0.4% | SDS 112,955 $37.70 ( 0.6%)
QQQQ $4,355,400 $42.71 0.3% | IWM 110,759 $60.85 0.3%
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Indications: U.S. stock futures in tight range before jobs data

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By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures held to a tight range Friday ahead of the key monthly payrolls report as traders look for confirmation of the grim economic data that's been released this week.

S&P 500 futures rose nine-tenths of a point to 1,022.70 and Nasdaq 100 futures added 3.75 points to 1,731.70. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 4 points.

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U.S. stocks finished weaker Thursday, though off the session's worst levels, following data showing growing jobless claims, slowing manufacturing growth in the U.S. and China as well as a plunge in pending home sales. The S&P 500 finished 0.3% lower to close at its worst level since early September 2009.

After the surprise jobless claims increase as well as the slow private-sector jobs growth reported by ADP, markets are on alert for a weak report on employment, due from the Labor Department at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.

The loss of temporary census workers in any event is likely to show a monthly decline in nonfarm employment for the first time since December.

"If we get a -200,000 figure or worse, then despite very low 10-year Treasury yields, these could easily fall another 10 basis points or so," said Rob Carnell, an economist at ING in London.

Yields on the 10-year Treasury slipped 2 basis points to 2.94%.

The euro /quotes/comstock/21o!x:seurusd (CUR_EURUSD 1.2508, -0.0007, -0.0559%) held above $1.25, while oil futures traded below $73 a barrel.

Also in the spotlight will be Google /quotes/comstock/15*!goog/quotes/nls/goog (GOOG 439.49, -5.46, -1.23%) after the search giant said late Thursday it's going to buy ITA Software, a flight information software firm, for $700 million, though the deal is likely to attract antitrust scrutiny.

Walt Disney /quotes/comstock/13*!dis/quotes/nls/dis (DIS 31.49, -0.01, -0.03%) late Thursday said it's purchased Tapulous, a maker of games for the iPhone, for an undisclosed price.

Dell /quotes/comstock/15*!dell/quotes/nls/dell (DELL 12.03, -0.03, -0.25%) also announced a deal for a privately held company, saying it will buy a data center infrastructure software firm called Scalent for an undisclosed price.

Most overseas stock markets registered small gains, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index up 0.2% and the Nikkei 225 up 0.1%.

Steve Goldstein is MarketWatch's London bureau chief.


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