US STOCKS-Futures drop as weak China, Europe data spurs growth worries

jueves 20 de noviembre de 2014 08:29 GYT

* Best Buy jumps after earnings beat

* GoPro falls after pricing follow-on shares at discount

* Futures off: Dow 61 pts, S&P 8 pts, Nasdaq 16 pts

By Rodrigo Campos

NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday as concerns over global growth reemerged after weak business data out of the euro zone and a loss of momentum in Chinese factories.

* Euro zone business is growing at a slower pace than any forecaster expected this month and new orders have fallen for the first time in more than a year, despite price cuts.

* Growth in China's vast factory sector stalled in November, with output contracting for the first time in six months, a private survey showed on Thursday, adding to signs the economy may still be losing traction.

* The U.S. data calendar is busy, with weekly jobless claims and consumer prices due at 8:30 a.m. EST (1330 GMT), Markit's manufacturing PMI at 9:45 a.m. (1445 GMT) and home resales and the Philadelphia Fed business index at 10:00 a.m. (1500 GMT).

* GoPro shares fell 6.2 percent to $74.19 in premarket trading after a follow-on-offering of 10.4 million shares priced at $75 per share, a 5.2 percent discount to Wednesday's $79.09 close.   Continuación...