US Futures Edge Higher as Q3 Earnings Drive Market; Crude Oil Drops Below $100

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US stock futures were trading marginally higher Monday after having closed at highs on Friday. A slew of companies were reporting quarterly earnings this morning, including McDonald's ( MCD ), down nearly 2% after saying margins will decline and Manpowergroup ( MAN ), adding nearly 7% after comfortably beating analyst estimates.

Later this morning, at 10 a.m., a report is expected to show that existing home sales for September fell 3.3%. While existing home sales have increased by 13% over the past year, they remain almost 25% below the pre-crisis peak.

Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. the Labor Department will release its September jobs report, delayed from Oct. 4 due to the government shutdown.

Meanwhile, West Texas Intermediate crude oil traded below $100 per barrel for the first time since July 3 as stockpiles rose.

U.S. PRE-MARKET INDICATORS

-Dow Jones Industrial up 0.02%

-S&P 500 futures up 0.12%

-Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.26%

-Nasdaq-100 Pre-Market Indicator up 0.34%

GLOBAL SENTIMENT

Nikkei up 0.91%

Hang Seng up 0.42%

Shanghai Composite up 1.62%

FTSE-100 up 0.04%

DAX-30 down 0.16%

PRE-MARKET SECTOR WATCH

(+) Large cap tech: higher

(+) Chip stocks: higher

(+) Software stocks: higher

(+) Hardware stocks: higher

(+) Internet stocks: higher

(+/-) Drug stocks: mixed

(-) Financial stocks: lower

(+/-) Retail stocks: unchanged

(+) Industrial stocks: higher

(+) Airlines: higher

(+/-) Autos: mixed

UPSIDE MOVERS

(+) AOS (+6.03%) Beats Q3 expectations; raises FY guidance

(+) PHG (+5.81%) Q3 EPS improves; announces buyback

(+) SAP (+ 5.60%) Q3 net profit jumps 23%

(+) TLAB (+5.53%) Martin Equity Partners will buy co for $891 million

(+) SCTY (+5.38%) JPMorgan initiates co at overweight with price target of $68

(+) TDC (+2.58%) Will provide technology solutions to P&G

DOWNSIDE MOVERS

(-) HAL (-1.18%) Q3 results slightly beat views, revenue misses

(-) JPM (-0.46%) Co reaches tentative $13 billion settlement with DoJ

(-) IRDM (-1.47%) Sees FY Sales at low-end of outlook, cuts earnings forecast

(-) CZR (-4.01%) Unit is investigated for violating bank secrecy act



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Referenced Stocks: MAN , MCD

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