U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Wednesday ahead of a Thanksgiving holiday as Wall Street hit record highs yet again in the previous session as investors awaited data and kept an eye on a possible OPEC deal.
On the data front, jobless claims came in at 251,000, slightly above expectations, while durable goods orders for October surged. A little later in the morning at 9:45 a.m. ET, flash Markit PMI is set to be released and new home sales and consumer sentiment for October and November respectively will be released at 10 a.m. ET.
In Europe, the pan-European Stoxx-600 index was around 0.44 percent lower on Wednesday. In Asia,the Shanghai Composite in China closed 0.21 percent lower, while the Nikkei in Japan closed 0.31 percent higher.
According to Reuters, OPEC could cut oil production by more than 1 million barrels a day, if oil ministers agree to a proposal from the oil cartel at a meeting next week.