U.S. stock index futures struggled for direction Wednesday as investors digested a handful of corporate earnings and ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.
Take a look at some of Wednesday morning's early movers:
Stocks closed narrowly mixed in lackluster trading Tuesday, with the S&P breaking a 5-day winning streak, as Greece's failed debt restructuring negotiations and a handful of tepid earnings reports weighed on the market.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Tuesday as concerns about the European debt crisis continued to weigh and as investors digested a handful of mixed corporate earnings reports.
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The Fed gets top billing in the week ahead, but barring any surprises, the steady wave of corporate earnings reports and important economic data could deliver more immediate, concrete information for stocks.
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Stocks closed mixed Friday, as even a strong government employment report was not enough to offset ongoing worries over the euro zone debt crisis. Still, all three major averages logged strong gains for the shortened trading week.
Futures added to gains Friday after Wall Street cheered a better-than-expected government employment report that pointed to an acceleration in economic recovery.
Take a look at some of Friday morning's early movers:
In 2012, Boeing deliveries should jump at least 10 percent, driven especially by the much anticipated 737 MAX aircraft, analyst Jason Gursky of Citigroup told CNBC on Thursday.
Stocks rebounded from earlier losses to finish narrowly mixed Thursday, with the S&P adding small gains to the New Year rally, ahead of a key government employment report. Stocks had been under pressure earlier in the session amid ongoing jitters over the European debt crisis and a decline in the euro to its lowest level since September 2010.
A look ahead of Boeing's plans for 2012, with Jason Gursky, Citigroup aerospace & defense analyst.
Credit Suisse says Mitt Romney is the best candidate for the defense industry, but some companies aren't waiting to see who wins the 2012 election, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Brian Ruttenbur, Morgan Keegan & Co., and Cai von Rumohr, Cowen & Co., discuss whether defense stocks are poised to fall or rise.
Boeing has told its employees that it plans to close its massive defense plant in Wichita, Kan., before the end of 2013 in a bid to cut costs in a tight market for defense spending.
Stocks eased off their highs in the final minutes of trading, but still finished the first trading day of 2012 with a bang, as Wall Street cheered a handful of better-than-expected economic reports from around the world.
Futures soared, pointing to a sharply higher open on the first trading day of the New Year as investors were encouraged by a manufacturing report from China.