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U.S. Morning Call: Stock futures fall ahead of key jobs data

Friday, April 05, 2013 - 03:23

Apr 5 - Stock futures signaling a lower open ahead of the jobs report. Analysts polled by Reuters see the unemployment rate steady at 7.7%.

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On Friday that -- Important think to look for before today's open -- jobs report analysts polled by Reuters see unemployment rate holding steady at seven point 7%. American companies likely adding 200000. Jobs in March that's a little less than last month. It the actual numbers match that predictions this would mark the fourth time in five months that nonfarm payrolls increased by at least 200000. That's an encouraging trend considering the drag on the economy from January tax increase and federal budget cuts that began in March. The job gains could also fueled discussion at the Fed about whether it should dial back its bond buying program as soon as this somewhere. Optimism over jobs in the economy has helped drive a 6% gain on the S&P 500 this year. Taking a look at stock futures today they're put to dip ahead of BO then that could change once the job numbers are released. One thing to keep an eye on today bonds a Reuters analysis and -- -- bonds -- its -- so far. Most of the popular firms like him Colin -- sales are attracting new cash to their flagship funds. Lipper data also shows that while US stock funds have attracted 78 billion dollars in new cash so far this year. Bond funds have garnered roughly the same at 76 billion. That may put to rest the notion that the great rotation from bonds to stocks has taken hold -- 2013. No fairy tell us just all business at Disney today. Is exclusive has uncovered that the company will begin layoffs at its movie studio and consumer products divisions within the next two weeks. Although Disney sauce stellar performance in 2012 profits were up 18%. The layoffs -- the result an internal cost cutting with you started late last year. Sources say Disney is also looking to eliminate redundant operations following a string of major mergers over the past few years. For now it's unclear how many jobs will be lost if spokeswoman at Disney had no comment shares of Disney clothes -- 57 dollars on Thursday. And our stocks to watch today let's begin with Samsung the company predicts profits rose 53%. To seven point seven billion in the first quarter. This is the first time in two years that Samsung will not post record quarterly earnings as -- plans to spend big bucks on marketing. Something Apple's pretty good act but if you look at sales Samsung's the winner. Analysts estimate that the South Korean firm like they sold nearly seven million Smartphones in the first quarter. By comparison. IPhone shipments likely slumped some 30%. Shares of Samsung were down 3% this year apple by comparison is down 19%. And keep an eye -- for profit education stocks today. Brokerage firm compass point taking on this controversial sector the firms started Apollo Group which runs University of Phoenix with a sell rating. Corinthian Colleges on the same track while ITT educational services is slotted at neutral. That's it for your Friday morning call remembered a follow us on Twitter at Reuters Insider and get more great videos at Reuters dot com slash British TV. I'm Lisa Bernhard this is.

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U.S. Morning Call: Stock futures fall ahead of key jobs data

Friday, April 05, 2013 - 03:23

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