The economic calendar in the U.S. Monday includes the Institute for Supply Management's October non-manufacturing index at 10 a.m. EST.
U.S. stocks on Friday finished a truncated trading week with steep losses as the October jobs report fell flat ahead of Tuesday's presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 139 points, or 1.05%, to close at 13,093. The blue-chip index finished the week down 0.08% but is still up 7.17% so far in 2012.
A new national poll showed President Obama with the narrowest of leads over challenger Mitt Romney as the presidential race enters its final days. The president leads 48% to 47%, according to a poll of likely voters by The Wall Street Journal and NBC News.
European banking giant HSBC ( HBC) said Monday third-quarter profit fell 52% and it set aside another $1.15 billion to cover potential U.S. fines for failing to stop money-laundering in its Mexican unit and compensate its U.K. customers for mis-selling payment protection insurance.
Humana ( HUM), the health insurer, is expected by analysts Monday to post third-quarter earnings of $2.05 a share on revenue of $9.86 billion.
IntercontinentalExchange ( ICE)is seen posting third-quarter earnings of $1.72 a share, according to analysts.
Rockwell Automation ( ROK) is expected by analysts to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $1.32 a share.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.B) on Friday said third-quarter profit jumped 72% to $3.92 billion, or $1.58 per Class B share.
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