CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures indicate lower open, Alcoa in focus

Tue Apr 8, 2014 7:27am EDT
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April 8 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday as investors remained cautious ahead of earnings from aluminum producer Alcoa, which kicks off the U.S. corporate earnings season.

June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were down 0.37 percent at 0715 ET.

Data is due on housing starts at 0815 ET and building permits at 0830 ET

Canadian stocks retreated for a third straight session on Monday as increasing nervousness about the durability of recent market gains, coupled with sluggish commodity prices, dragged down most of the index's major sectors.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 0.11 percent at 0715 ET, while S&P 500 futures were down 0.20 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.01 percent.

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