U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a lower start to Wall Street trade on Tuesday after benchmarks finished at all-time highs again the prior session.
Data out on Tuesday had small businesses expressing more optimism about the U.S. economy in May, with the National Federation of Independent Business reporting its Optimism Index at its highest since September 2007.
Still, the NFIB cautioned the reading remained well below those that usually come with economic expansion.
Treasury prices declined along with stock futures, with the 10-year Treasury yield used in figuring mortgage rates and other consumer loans rising 2 basis points to 2.629 percent.
The U.S. dollar held steady against other currencies, and dollar-denominated commodities including oil and gold gained.
Allergan shares fell in early New York trading after the Botox maker said its board had spurned a revised, unsolicited offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, which Allergan said "substantially" undervalued the company.