US futures dip

New York - US stock index futures edged lower on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher, with the Dow and S&P 500 both coming off record closing highs.

The US bourse is set to open higher as European leaders get ready to meet. Credit: REUTERS

Some analysts are concerned that persistent weakness in small-caps could spread throughout the market.

Dow Jones industrial average futures slipped 9 points and Nasdaq 100 futures lost 2.25 points.

Quarterly results from Cisco Systems will be released after the market closes.

On Tuesday, pro-Russian separatists ambushed Ukrainian troops, killing seven in the heaviest loss of life for government forces in a single clash. - Reuters