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Shares fall as 10-year dividend peaks, oil peaks $ 84

US stocks are set to open lower after the three-day weekend as both oil and bonds ticked up.

Equity futures point across the board across about 1% for the S&P 500 and over 1.7% for the Nasdaq Composite after last Friday's mixed session.

The 10-year government bond yield rose to 1.84%, increasing pressure on equities.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I: DJI DOW JONES On average 35911.81 -201.81 -0.56%
SP500 S&P 500 4662.85 +3.82 +0.08%
I: COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 14893.75271 +86.94 +0.59%

Oil also rose to the $ 84 level after an attack on an oil plant in the capital of the United Arab Emirates that killed at least three people.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
USE UNITED STATES OIL FUND LP 59.97 +1.70 +2.92%

In deal news, Microsoft is buying Activision in a $ 68.7 billion deal, giving the software giant a head start in the gaming world with titles including 'Call of Duty' and 'Candy Crush', the companies announced on Tuesday.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
MSFT MICROSOFT CORP. 310.20 +5.40 +1.77%
THAT WE ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC. 65.39 +1.22 +1.90%

In earnings, Goldman Sachs shares are in focus after the fourth-quarter profit fell to $ 10.81 per share.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
GS GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC. 380.94 -9.86 -2.52%

Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Charles Schwab and PNC Financial Services must also report before the market opens.

Unilever shares fell after Fitch Ratings warned that a downgrade could come, citing the company's strategy focusing on healthcare, which includes its planned acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline's consumer unit.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
that UNILEVER PLC 54.29 +0.61 +1.14%
GSK GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC 45.47 +0.41 +0.91%

Separately, 23andMe expanded a joint immuno-oncology program.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
ME 23ANDME HOLDING CO 5.18 -0.23 -4.25%
Ticker Security Last Change Change %
BAC BANK OF AMERICA CORP. 47.91 -0.85 -1.74%
BNY BLACKROCK NEW MOUTH INCOME TRUST 14.62 -0.08 -0.54%
BLACK CHARLES SCHWAB CORP. 95.53 +2.15 +2.30%
PNC PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. 222.20 -4.25 -1.88%

Meanwhile, Interactive Brokers and JB Hunt Transport Services will report after the clock.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
IBKR INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP INC. 74.75 -0.92 -1.22%
JBHT JB HUNT TRANSPORT SERVICES INC. 202.07 -2.12 -1.04%

Keep an eye on telecom stocks, including Verizon and AT&T, with the rollout of 5G tomorrow.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
VZ VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. 53.28 -0.24 -0.45%
T AT&T INC. 27.18 +0.38 +1.42%

In terms of economic data, investors will see the National Association of Home Builders' housing market index.

In Asia, the Bank of Japan concluded a two-day political meeting without major changes. Its benchmark rate remains at a long-term minus 0.1%.

Price increases in Japan have been less pronounced than in the United States and some other nations, although the central bank raised its inflation forecast for the fiscal year beginning in April to 1.1% from an earlier estimate of 0.9%.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.3% to 28,257.25. Australia's S & P / ASX 200 lost 0.1% to 7,408.80. South Korea's Kospi fell 0.9% to 2,864.24. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.4% to 24,112.78, while the Shanghai Composite rose 0.8% to 3,569.91.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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