(Reuters) - Canadian stock futures were little changed on Friday as investors gear up for Christmas holidays.
Gross domestic product growth likely stalled in October, data is expected to show. The report is due at 8:30 a.m. ET. ECONCA
March futures on the S&P TSX index SXFc1 were down 0.03 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.
Canada’s benchmark stock index climbed for the sixth straight session on Thursday, led by energy and telecom shares, after the nation’s telecom regulator ruled that broadband internet access will be considered a basic service.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures 1YMc1 were down 0.04 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures ESc1 were down 0.03 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures NQc1 were down 0.09 percent. [.N]
ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS [RCH/CA]
Oceanagold Corp OGC.TO: Raymond James raises rating to "strong buy" from "outperform"
Sun Life Financial Inc SLF.TO: Dundee cuts rating to "neutral" from "buy"
Royal Bank of Canada RY.TO: Dundee raises target price to C$93 from C$87
COMMODITIES AT 7:15 a.m. ET [COM/WRAP]
Gold futures GCc2: $1,131.5; +0.21 pct [GOL/]
US crude CLc1: $52.33; -1.15 pct [O/R]
Brent crude LCOc1: $54.30; -1.34 pct [O/R]
LME 3-month copper CMCU3: $5,508.00; -0.18 pct [MET/L]
U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON FRIDAY
1000 U Mich Sentiment Final for Dec: Expected 98.0; Prior 98.0
1000 U Mich Conditions Final for Dec: Expected 112.0; Prior 112.1
1000 U Mich Expectations Final for Dec: Expected 89.0; Prior 88.9
1000 U Mich 1 year inflation final for Dec: Prior +2.3 pct
1000 U Mich 5 year inflation final for Dec: Prior +2.5 pct
1000 New home sales-units for Nov: Expected 0.575 mln; Prior 0.563 mln
1000 New home sales change mm for Nov: Expected +2.1 pct; Prior -1.9 pct
1030 ECRI Weekly Index: Prior 143.4
1030 ECRI weekly annualized: Prior +11.0 pct
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Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva
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