US STOCKS-Futures point to lower Wall St open, Nike gains early

viernes 27 de junio de 2014 08:48 GYT

* Nike up in premarket after results; DuPont cuts outlook

* Russell reconstitution may drive up volume at close

* Final June consumer sentiment data due after market opens

* Futures down: Dow 32 pts, S&P 500 4.75 pts, Nasdaq 6.5 pts (Updates prices)

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, June 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, with major indexes largely on track to close out a week of modest losses as investors grew cautious over the state of economic growth.

* While the S&P 500 remains 0.3 percent away from a record closing high, further gains may be difficult to come by following some negative data and comments from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, who said Thursday interest-rate increases should come sooner rather than later.

* Ongoing violence in Iraq continues to be a concern for investors, as prolonged tension in the region could cause a prolonged spike in crude oil prices and weigh on consumer spending.

* Nike Inc reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations on strong sales in North America and Europe, while DuPont cut its full-year operating profit outlook, citing weakness in its agriculture and performance chemicals divisions.   Continuación...