Stock Futures Fall After Weak China Growth Data

U.S. stock futures edged lower after data showed that China’s economic growth slowed sharply in the third quarter, and investors weighed the risk to global growth from stickier-than-anticipated inflation, supply-chain problems and heightened demand for energy. 

Futures for the S&P 500 declined 0.2% Monday, indicating that the broad market index will dip after notching its best week since July last week. Contracts for the tech-focused Nasdaq-100 fell 0.3% and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.2% lower.