May 2, 2014 -- 8:30 a.m. - 05/02/14
Stock index futures are indicating a modestly higher open on Friday. The Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ are all trading 0.1% above fair value on Globex.
The major averages are poised to advance following a better-than expected labor report. Nonfarm payrolls unexpectedly added 288,000 jobs in April, beating the consensus estimate of 218,000. The unemployment rate fell to 6.3% last month from 6.7% in March. Later this morning, a report may show factory orders grew 1.5% in March.
On the earnings front, Agnico Eagle is climbing 5.7% to $31.27 after the miner said full-year gold production will likely exceed projections. Chevron is down 0.6% to $124.17 even after posting quarterly results ahead of consensus. LinkedIn is down 1.9% to $158.12 following its reduced revenue forecast. CVS Caremark is off 1.9% to $71.70 after earnings missed analyst expectations.
European markets are slightly higher at midsession as investors digest the U.S. jobs data. The FTSE is gaining 0.2% in London. The DAX is up less than 0.1% in Frankfurt. Asian markets were mixed overnight. The Nikkei slipped 0.2% in Tokyo as investors weighed earnings releases ahead of the U.S. employment report. Chinas Shanghai Composite remained closed for holiday.
Treasuries are lower after nonfarm payrolls rose more-than-expected. Benchmark 10-year notes are down 17/32 to yield 2.68%. The 30-year bond is off 13/32 to yield 3.44%.
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