The U.S stock index futures fell on Monday after the shares of the Caterpillar, engaged in the manufacture of construction and mining equipments, missed the fourth quarter earnings forecasts.
Dow Jones plunged to 24,596.98. The Nasdaq futures opened lower at 7075.01. The futures of the Standard & Poor's 500 index were down at 2638.89.
The shares of the Caterpillar tumbled by 4.3%. Besides the earnings report, the investors are not seeing any immediate solution of U.S government shutdown.