CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open higher after U.S. job data

Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:44am EDT
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Oct 22 (Reuters) - Canadian stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday following the delayed release of the U.S. September payroll report, which showed 148,000 jobs added in the month.


* U.S. employers added far fewer than expected workers in September, suggesting a loss of momentum in the economy that supported the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain its monthly bond purchases.

* United Technologies Corp, the world's largest maker of elevators and air conditioners, raised the low end of its 2013 profit forecast, citing cost savings from restructuring and improving sales trends.

* Chemical maker DuPont's third-quarter revenue rose 5 percent in part due to higher sales of solar panel parts and performance materials.

* Travelers Cos Inc reported a third-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates, and the U.S. insurer announced a $5 billion buyback program.

* EMC Corp, the world's largest data storage equipment maker, reported lower-than-expected quarterly results and cut its full-year revenue forecast, hurt by a fall in U.S. federal spending.

* Coach Inc, known for its Poppy handbags, posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly revenue as sales slipped in North America, its largest market.