US STOCKS-Futures imply slight gains at the open after payrolls

viernes 7 de noviembre de 2014 09:53 GYT
 

* Dow, S&P 500 coming off record closing highs

* October payrolls show jobs growth at brisk clip

* Disney falls after results, BofA triples Q3 loss

* Futures up: Dow 32 pts, S&P 4 pts, Nasdaq 15.25 pts

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight gains at the open on Friday as the October payroll report showed jobs growth continued apace while the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low.

Futures slightly advanced after the report, but solid gains may be difficult to come by with major indexes at records levels and on track for their third straight weekly rise.

Employers added 214,000 new jobs to their payrolls last month, below the 231,000 that had been expected, though the September report was revised higher. The unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent from 5.9 percent.

"We keep growing, slow but steady. I suppose there could be a short-term negative impact to this, since it was below expectations, but I don't see it has having long-term implications or concerns for the market," said Terry Morris, senior equity manager for National Penn Investors Trust Company in Reading, Pennsylvania.   Continuación...