US STOCKS-Futures flat as S&P comes off best week in nearly a year

lunes 23 de noviembre de 2015 08:34 GYT

* Futures: Dow up 10 pts, S&P down 0.25 pts, Nasdaq up 1.25 pts

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 23 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, coming off strong gains last week, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest gains in almost a year and the Dow Jones industrial average turning positive for the year.

** Commodities prices tumbled on Monday on worries about oversupply and tepid demand. Brent crude prices fell more than 2 percent, while copper and metal prices languished at multi-year lows.

* The dollar index rose to a seven-month high as the euro fell on expectations that the European Central Bank will ramp up its monetary stimulus next month.

* The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates next month as labor conditions continue to improve and inflation stabilizes.

* Geopolitical security issues also weighed on investors' minds with a lockdown in Brussels continuing for a third day as police hunt for a suspected Islamist militant on the run since the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

* Allergan's shares were down 2.4 percent at $305 in premarket trading, after agreeing to be bought by Pfizer in a deal valued at about $160 billion. Pfizer was down 1.7 percent at $31.62.

* Chipotle Mexican Grill fell 2.8 percent to $521.01 after an E.coli outbreak linked to its restaurants spread to six U.S. states.   Continuación...