Jan 10 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index futures rose on Friday as a de-escalation in U.S.-Iran tensions boosted appetite for riskier assets.
March futures on the S&P/TSX index were up 0.11% at 7:00 a.m. ET.
Employment data for December is due at 8:30 a.m. ET
The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX closed up 0.39% at 17,235.57 on Thursday.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.21% at 7:10 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.27% and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.44%.
ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
Endeavour Mining Corp: Berenberg raises target price to C$32 from C$28
Parkland Fuel Corp: RBC cuts target prices to C$53 from C$54
IA Financial Corp Inc: Scotiabank raises target price to C$77 from C$74
COMMODITIES AT 7:00 a.m. ET
Gold futures: $1550.9; fell 0.22%
US crude: $59.65; rose 0.15%
Brent crude: $65.53; rose 0.24%
U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON FRIDAY
0830 Non-farm payrolls for Dec: Expected 164,000; Prior 266,000
0830 Private payrolls for Dec: Expected 152,000; Prior 254,000
0830 Manufacturing payrolls for Dec: Expected 5,000; Prior 54,000
0830 Government payrolls for Dec: Prior 12,000
0830 Unemployment rate for Dec: Expected 3.5%; Prior 3.5%
0830 Average earnings mm for Dec: Expected 0.3%; Prior 0.2%
0830 Average earnings yy for Dec: Expected 3.1%; Prior 3.1%
0830 Average workweek hours for Dec: Expected 34.4 hrs; Prior 34.4 hrs
0830 Labor force partic for Dec: Prior 63.2%
0830 U6 underemployment for Dec: Prior 6.9%
1000 Wholesale inventory, R mm for Nov: Expected 0.1%; Prior 0.0%
1000 Wholesale sales mm for Nov: Expected 0.2%; Prior -0.7%
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Reporting by Pooja Kesavan in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel
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