US STOCKS-Futures point to lower open after economic data, earnings

miércoles 26 de noviembre de 2014 09:47 GYT

* HP, Deere both fall in premarket after results

* Jobless claims above 300,000 for first time since Sept

* Markets will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday

* Dow down 10 pts, S&P down 0.75 pt, Nasdaq up 1.75 pt (Adds economic data)

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight losses at the open on Wednesday as jobless claims rose to their highest level since September, though market moves were light going into the Thanksgiving holiday.

Claims unexpectedly rose in the latest week, topping 300,000 for the first time since early September, though the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming labor market.

New orders for U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell for a second straight month in October, a sign that the economy lost some momentum early in the fourth quarter.

Shares could also some pressure after weak results from Hewlett-Packard Co and Deere & Co, though trading is expected to be quiet with some market participants already out for Thanksgiving. The stock market will be closed on Thursday and will close early on Friday.   Continuación...