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CANADA STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of U.S. payrolls data
September 1, 2017 / 11:46 AM / 4 months ago

CANADA STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of U.S. payrolls data

Sept 1 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index futures were little changed on Friday ahead of U.S. non-farm payrolls data.

September futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.04 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Markit manufacturing PMI SA data for August is due at 09:30 a.m. ET

Canada’s main stock posted a three-week high on Thursday as commodities rallied and data showed rapid growth in the domestic economy, while shares of Toronto Dominion Bank had its biggest one-day gain in 18 months after the company reported strong earnings.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.26 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.2 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.23 percent.

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TOP STORIES

Canada’s National Energy Board will hold a series of public hearings beginning this year to determine the route for Kinder Morgan Inc’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the regulator said on Thursday.

Mexico and Canada would remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement even if the Trump administration abandoned the accord, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Thursday.

ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian Western Bank: TD Securities raises price target to C$32 from C$30

Toronto-Dominion Bank: KBW raises target price to C$70 from C$68

COMMODITIES AT 7:15 a.m. ET

Gold futures: $1318.9; +0.21 percent

US crude: $46.87; -0.76 percent

Brent crude: $52.62; -0.45 percent

LME 3-month copper: $6806; +0.27 percent

U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON FRIDAY

0830 Non-farm payrolls for Aug: Expected 180,000; Prior 209,000

0830 Private payrolls for Aug: Expected 179,000; Prior 205,000

0830 Manufacturing payrolls for Aug: Expected 9,000; Prior 16,000

0830 Government payrolls for Aug: Prior 4,000

0830 Unemployment rate for Aug: Expected 4.3 pct; Prior 4.3 pct

0830 Average earnings mm for Aug: Expected 0.2 pct; Prior 0.3 pct

0830 Average earnings yy for Aug: Expected 2.6 pct; Prior 2.50 pct

0830 Average workweek hours for Aug: Expected 34.5 hrs; Prior 34.5 hrs

0830 Labor force participation for Aug: Prior 62.9 pct

0830 U6 underemployment for Aug: Prior 8.6 pct

0945 Markit Manufacturing PMI Final for Aug: Prior 52.5

1000 Construction spending mm for Jul: Expected 0.5 pct; Prior -1.3 pct

1000 ISM Manufacturing PMI for Aug: Expected 56.5; Prior 56.3

1000 ISM Manufacturing Prices Paid for Aug: Expected 62.0; Prior 62.0

1000 ISM Manufacturing Employment Index for Aug: Expected 54.0; Prior 55.2

1000 ISM Manufacturing New Orders Index for Aug: Prior 60.4

1000 U Mich Sentiment Final for Aug: Expected 97.4; Prior 97.6

1000 U Mich Conditions Final for Aug: Expected 111.0; Prior 111.0

1000 U Mich Expectations Final for Aug: Expected 88.3; Prior 89.0

1000 U Mich 1 year inflation final for Aug: Prior 2.6 pct

1000 U Mich 5-year inflation final for Aug: Prior 2.5 pct

1030 ECRI Weekly Index: Prior 144.1

1030 ECRI weekly annualized: Prior 2.3 pct

1530 Domestic car sales for Aug: Expected 4.51 pct; Prior 4.55 mln

1530 Total vehicle sales for Aug: Expected 16.60 mln; Prior 16.73 mln

1530 Domestic truck sales for Aug: Expected 8.60 mln; Prior 8.68 mln

1530 All car sales for Aug: Prior 6.21 mln

1530 All truck sales for Aug: Prior 10.52 mln

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