Futures mixed with more jobs data on tap

AP News
Posted: Aug 05, 2013 8:12 AM
Futures mixed with more jobs data on tap

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are mixed ahead of the latest monthly look at the U.S service sector, which employs about 90 percent of the nation's workers.

Dow Jones industrial futures are down 12 points to 15,578. S&P futures have lost 1.2 points to 1,702.80. Nasdaq futures are up a half a point to 3,136.50.

Economists expect the Institute for Supply Management to report that the service sector grew last month. The report is due at 10 a.m. Eastern on Monday.

The ISM report comes on the heels of disappointing jobs numbers Friday from the Labor Department.

However, markets seemed to barely take note, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index ended the week 1 percent higher after surpassing 1,700 points for the first time.

Tyson Foods topped most expectations with its third-quarter financial report Monday.