Stock futures tick slightly lower to start the week

|By:, SA News Editor

Stock futures point to a slight pullback from last week's records, as excitement around several corporate deals fails to spill into the broader market; S&P, Dow and Nasdaq all -0.1%.

There's no economic data on today's agenda, but plenty of M&A news with deals announced between Tyson (-1.5%) and Hillshire (+4.7%), Analog Devices (+3%) and Hittite Microwave (+28.5%), and Merck (-0.7%) and Indenix Pharma (+232%); also moving are shares of Family Dollar (+11.5%) after Carl Icahn revealed a stake late Friday.

European markets are up slightly but trading is thin with public sector holidays in France and Germany, while Asian stocks start the week higher after China's 7% jump in its May trade surplus and Japan's revised Q1 GDP shows strong 6.7% growth.

Treasurys will begin the session modestly lower, with the 10-year yield down 2 bps at 2.61%.