Stock-index futures indicated a slightly lower start for Wall Street Wednesday, with analysts citing worries that tensions between the U.S. and China over Hong Kong protests could complicate efforts to complete a trade deal.
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 61 points, or 0.2%, to 26,937, while S&P 500 futures declined 7.7 points, or 0.3%, to 2,990. Nasdaq-100 futures were off 18 points at 7,941.85, a loss of 0.2%.
The Dow on Tuesday rose 237.44 points, or 0.9%, to end at 27,024.80, while the S&P 500 advanced 29.53 points, or 1%, to close at 2,995.68, leaving it 1% away from its all-time closing high of 3,025.86 set on July 26. The Nasdaq Composite finished at 8,148.71 after gaining 100.06 points, or 1.2%.