U.S. equity-index futures rose with European stocks as results from Apple Inc. to Facebook Inc. and Caterpillar Inc. beat analysts’ estimates and investors speculated takeovers will increase. Most commodities rose, while Russian shares fell for a fourth day.
Ibovespa futures rose, following two straight sessions of losses for the benchmark equity gauge, as Banco Bradesco SA reported quarterly profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates and commodities advanced.
Asian stocks fell after an unexpected drop in U.S. home sales signaled a housing recovery in the world’s largest economy is running out of steam, while investors weighed better-than-estimated earnings from Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc.
European stocks rose, rebounding from yesterday’s loss, as companies from Alstom SA to Telekom Austria AG rallied on mergers-and-acquisitions activity. U.S. index futures also advanced, while Asian shares declined.