Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) are pointed slightly lower this morning, after the blue-chip barometer notched a modest gain on Wednesday. Traders appear to be awaiting direction from this morning's round of economic data -- all set for release at 8:30 a.m. ET -- which includes weekly jobless claims and personal income and spending data. Additionally, in the wake of Wednesday's downwardly revised final reading for first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), today's speeches from a pair of Federal Reserve officials may garner some attention.
On the corporate front, GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) is set to go public this morning. Shares of the portable camera maker were initially offered to investors last night at $24 apiece.
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) are more than 14 points below breakeven.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 1,064,427 call contracts traded on Wednesday, compared to 517,206 put contracts. The resultant single-session put/call ratio fell to 0.49, while the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.51.
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Weekly jobless claims, as well as personal income and spending data, will be released today. Nike (NKE), Accenture (ACN), ConAgra (CAG), Lennar (LEN), McCormick (MKC), and Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) will enter the earnings confessional.
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