U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed the most in over a month, as investors awaited data on jobless claims and durable-goods orders.
Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL) climbed 1.1 percent in pre-market New York trading after forecasting quarterly earnings that exceeded analysts’ estimates. Apple Inc. retreated 0.6 percent as it pulled an update for the iPhone operating system after the new software caused some people to lose cellular service.
Futures on the S&P 500 expiring in December slipped 0.1 percent to 1,989.8 at 10:13 a.m. in London. The benchmark equity gauge climbed 0.8 percent yesterday, its biggest gain since Aug. 18, as new-home sales jumped to a six-year high, and health-care shares rallied with producers of consumer staples. Contracts on the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 17,137 today.
A report at 8:30 a.m. Washington time may show that first-time applications for jobless benefits increased to 296,000 in the week through Sept. 20 from 280,000 in the prior period, according to economists’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
Separate data may show bookings for goods meant to last at least three years slumped 18 percent in August after surging 22.6 percent in July, a Bloomberg survey of economists showed.