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Jul 1, 2016

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - July 1, 2016: U.S. Stock Futures Try to Extend Post Brexit Run to 4 Days.

U.S. stock futures struggled to maintain flight Friday, but were on pace to book a fourth straight gain as Wall Street erased the worst of its ugly losses in the aftermath of the U.K.’s surprising vote to leave the 28-member European trade bloc.

Investors can expect lighter-than-usual volume ahead of the July 4th holiday, which will see markets closed Monday.
Looking ahead, Federal Reserve officials Stanley Fischer and Loretta Mester are expected to speak, and Wall Street will watch for updates on manufacturing and construction spending data.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMU6, +0.20%  were up 14 points, or about 0.1%, at 17,837.00 and futures for the S&P 500 index SPU6, -0.01%  lost 3.50 points to 2,091.00. Nasdaq-100 futures NQU6, +0.45%  were off 2.75 points at 4,409.50.
Over the past three trading sessions, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.15%has risen by 789.75 points, or 4.6%. That marks the biggest three-day point and percentage gain since mid-February, according to FactSet. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.22% leapt 4.91% over the last three sessions, also the largest three-day percentage increase since February.
“Global stocks received a welcome boost during trading this week, as the combination of easing Brexit fears and optimism over central bank intervention renewed investor risk appetite,” said FXTM research analyst Lukman Otunuga in a note.
Markets got a boost Thursday, after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney hinted at further easing, meant to brace the economy after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. Brexit uncertainty slammed markets lower after the vote.
“Although sentiment has displayed signs of improvement this week…investors should be cautious of this rally as risk aversion remains rife while fears over the global economy linger in the background,” Otunuga added.
For the week, the Dow industrials and the S&P 500 are in for a potential gain of 3%. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.40%  could book a weekly rise of 2.9%. Each were on track to break a weekly string of losses.
Fed speakers: Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer was slated to appear on CNBC Friday morning at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.
In London, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester will speak at 4 p.m. local time, or 11 a.m. Eastern Time, on U.S. economic outlook and monetary policy at the European Economics Financial Centre.
Economic docket: Markit will release its June reading on manufacturing activity at 9:45 a.m. Eastern.
That is followed at 10 a.m. Eastern by a June manufacturing activity report is due from the Institute for Supply Management. At the same time, the Commerce Department’s figures for construction spending in May are expected.
Automobile makers including Ford Motor Co. F, +1.62%  and General Motors Co.GM, +1.06% will issue reports on June vehicle sales.  
Corporates: Tesla Motors Inc. shares TSLA, -0.82%  fell 3.9% premarket after the electric car maker said late Thursday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Tesla’s autopilot feature. That probe comes after a Model S using the autonomous-driving feature was involved in a deadly crash in Florida.
Stock in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. CMG, +0.07%  may move after the restaurant chain put Mark Crumpacker, chief creative and development officer, on administrative leave following his indictment in Manhattan over his alleged involvement in cocaine drug ring.
Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.18%  is in exploratory talks to buy Tidal, the music-streaming service founded by rap mogul Jay Z, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Hewlett-Packard Inc. HPQ, +0.92%  late Thursday won a $3 billion judgment in a court battle against Oracle Corp. ORCL, +0.31% Oracle plans to appeal.
Micron Technology Inc. shares MU, -9.55%  dropped 9.5% ahead of the bell after the memory chip maker Thursday evening swung to a quarterly loss and said it would cut jobs as part of a cost-cutting plan.
Shares of Herc Holdings Inc. HRI.W, -22.00%  will begin trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. The equipment-rental business was separated from car-rental provider Hertz Global Holdings Inc. US:HTZ
Williams Cos. shares WMB, +0.00%  may be active after nearly half of the energy company’s board resigned after they failed to oust Chief Executive Alan Armstrong, The Wall Street Journal reported. The leadership battle came after the company’s collapsed merger with Energy Transfer Equity LP ETE, -1.32% the report said.
Other markets: Asian stocks NIK, +0.68% SHCOMP, +0.10%  closed higher Friday, bolstered after the speech by the BOE’s Mark Carney.
Gold futures GCQ6, +1.72%  climbed more than 1% to $1,335.10 an ounce. Oil prices CLQ6, +0.14%  pared their loss to 0.3%. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, -0.50% fell 0.5% to 95.694.