US STOCKS-Futures fall on weak global data, falling commodities

lunes 1 de diciembre de 2014 08:26 GYT

* Oil futures drop, weighing on energy stocks

* U.S. manufacturing data due after market opens

* Store sales hurt by holiday discounts, online shopping

* Futures down: Dow 38 pts, S&P 6 pts, Nasdaq 4 pts

By Rodrigo Campos

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday as manufacturing growth across Asia and Europe eased in November, with demand waning even in the face of sharp price cuts.

* Sliding oil and metals prices are seen dragging on energy and mining stocks. The Select Sector SPDR Energy exchange traded fund fell 1 percent in light premarket trading. U.S. crude futures fell 1 percent to $65.52 a barrel and Brent dropped 0.7 percent to $69.68.

* Markit's final November manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro zone was 50.1, its lowest reading since June 2013 and down from a flash reading in mid-November of 50.4, despite price cuts made possible by tumbling input costs. New orders declined for a third month.

* U.S. manufacturing data is due later in the day, with Markit's gauge out at 9:45 a.m. (1445 GMT), followed soon after by the Institute for Supply Management's report.   Continuación...