Stock futures point to a higher open
Stock futures looked set for a rebound Thursday, following declines from the previous session as investors reacted to an ISM report that showed U.S. manufacturing activity contracted to a more than 10-year low last month.
By 6:11 a.m. ET, the blue-chip Dow futures advanced 89.5 points, or 0.34% to 26,074.5. S&P 500 futures were up 12.12 points, or 0.42% to 2,892.62 while the Nasdaq 100 futures were seen gaining 37.25 points, or 0.49% to 7,583.5.
On the earnings front, soft drink giant PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) and beer brand Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) are scheduled to report before the opening bell. Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ: COST) will announce its quarterly results after the closing bell.
Trump administration prepares tariffs on $7.5 billion of EU goods
U.S. trade officials have drawn up a list of EU-origin goods that will be subject to additional tariffs, after receiving a green light from the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday.
The watchdog ruled that the U.S. could impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion worth of products from the EU, as punishment for illegal subsidies the bloc provided to Boeing rival Airbus.
The Trump administration said it plans to impose 25% on EU wine, whiskey, charcuterie, olives, and cheese, among a host of other products. It will also slap 10% tariffs on Airbus planes. The tariffs are set to take effect on Oct. 18.
Washington had sought to impose tariffs on $11 billion of products from the EU, but that figure was slashed to $7.5 billion by the WTO.
Tesla delivers a record 97,000 cars in the third quarter, but misses estimates
Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) delivered a record 97,000 cars in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, up about 2% from the previous period. However, that fell shy of analyst expectations of 99,000 deliveries and the stock tumbled 4.04% to $233.30 in the pre-market trading session on Thursday.
The electric automaker said late Wednesday that 79,600 Model 3 cars and 17,400 Model S and X vehicles reached customers during the quarter. In the same period last year, the company delivered 55,840 Model 3 cars and 27,660 Model S and X vehicles.
Tesla will now have to deliver approximately 105,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter to hit the low end of its full-year target. It has guided for deliveries of between 360,000 to 400,000 units this year.