US STOCKS-Futures slip ahead of last trading week of year

lunes 28 de diciembre de 2015 08:18 GYT

* Futures down: Dow 88 pts, S&P 9.25 pts, Nasdaq 16.25 pts

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Dec 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower in thin volumes on Monday, ahead of the final trading week of the year.

* Crude prices slumped and were hovering near multi-year lows, pressured by a global glut. Exxon's shares were down 0.7 percent at $78.80 in premarket trading.

* Global stocks ticked lower over fresh worries about Chinese growth after data showed profits at industrial companies in the world's second-largest economy fell in November for the sixth month in a row.

* Trading volumes are expected to remain subdued through the week.

* The S&P 500 is on track to end the year in the black, rising a marginal 0.1 percent so far in 2015, while the Nasdaq Composite is up 6.6 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average is down 1.5 percent.

* Wall Street closed slightly lower on Thursday, dragged down by energy stocks.

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