Investing.com - U.S. stock futures pointed to a steady open on
Monday, as trading volumes were expected to remain thin with no
major U.S. economic reports to be released throughout the
Ahead of the open, the Dow 30futures pointed to a 0.05% dip,
S&P 500futures signaled a 0.09% loss, while the Nasdaq
100futures indicated a 0.03% downtick.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was expected to remain in focus, as shares
gained 0.45% pre-market after diving over 85% at the previous
session ahead of the tech giant's 7-for-1 stock split scheduled
after the close of the trading day on Friday.
The telecom sector was also expected to be active, as top U.S.
antitrust and communications enforcers warned that the wireless
market is too concentrated after Sprint (NYSE:S) agreed last week
to pay about $40 per share, or over $32 billion, for T-Mobile US
In other news, Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) made headlines after
the retailer's President Bill Simon said in a statement that the
company "will take full responsibility" if authorities determine
its truck caused an accident involving comedian Tracy Morgan over
A Wal-Mart truck driver was charged with death by auto and four
counts of assault by auto in connection with the Saturday morning
accident that critically injured actor Tracy Morgan and killed a
Across the Atlantic, European stock markets were mixed to
higher. The DJ Euro Stoxx 50 added 0.12%, France's CAC 40 dipped
0.03%, Germany's DAX edged up 0.09%, while Britain's FTSE 100 rose
During the Asian trading session, Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced
0.73%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.31%.
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