* Services ISM due at 10 a.m. (1500 GMT
* Transocean shares rise after results
* Futures: Dow up 9 pts, S&P down 1 pt, Nasdaq up 2 pts
NEW YORK, Nov 5 U.S. stock index futures were
little changed on Monday as traders awaited the U.S. election
for president and members of Congress on Tuesday to place bets
on sectors seen performing better under one or the other
* Volume was relatively low as President Barack Obama and
Republican Mitt Romney sprinted through swing states on the last
day of the race for the White House.
* The Institute for Supply Management will release its
October nonmanufacturing index at 10 a.m. (1500 GMT). Economists
forecast a reading of 54.5 versus 55.1 in September.
* S&P 500 futures fell 1 point and were below fair
value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account
interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the
contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 9
points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 2 points.
* Transocean Ltd reported a
higher-than-expected adjusted profit for the third quarter and
its shares were up 2 percent at $47 in premarket trading.
* Companies announcing results include health insurer Humana
and exchange operator IntercontinentalExchange.
* Leading world economies pressed the United States on
Sunday to act decisively to avert a rush of spending cuts and
tax hikes, warning that the so-called fiscal cliff is the
biggest short-term threat to global growth.
* European stocks fell 0.6 percent as investors opted for
safe havens ahead of the U.S. vote.
* A private survey of China's growing services sector
slipped in October, with weaker-than-expected new orders
injecting a note of caution after three previous PMI surveys for
October showed the world's second-largest economy regaining
* Greece's government will present a new austerity package
to parliament on Monday, facing a week of strikes and protests
over proposals which must win deputies' approval if the country
is to secure more aid and stave off bankruptcy.
* U.S. stocks ended a shortened trading week caused by
Hurricane Sandy with a selloff on Friday, and major indexes
erased early gains sparked by a stronger-than-expected payrolls