U.S. futures were falling premarket Tuesday, following a rough trading session on Monday. S&P 500 futures were down 0.8%, while the Nasdaq and Dow Jones Industrial Average were both off 0.7%.
World markets were also in the red, with the Nikkei dropping 2.4% and the Hang Seng falling 1.6%. The Shanghai Composite was the lone Asian index to gain Tuesday, rising 1.5%. In Europe, the CAC 40 was down more than %, the German Dax falling 2.3% and the FTSE 100 declining 1.4% with about three hours left in trading.
Energy prices were mixed Tuesday, continuing the commodity's volatile run. International benchmark Brent crude contracts were down $0.03 to $37.66 per barrel and West Texas crude contracts were up $0.01 to $35.71 per barrel.
Shares of Action Alerts PLUS holding Twitter (TWTR) were climbing premarket following reports that the social media company landed a deal to show Thursday night NFL games online. The company reportedly outbid Verizon Communications (VZ), Yahoo! (YHOO) and Growth Seeker holding Amazon (AMZN).
Darden Restaurants (DRI) shares were down slightly premarket despite topping analysts' fiscal third-quarter top-line expectations while bottom-line results largely met forecasts. The company also guided its full-year FY 16 (ending May) earnings expectations above consensus.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) -- a holding of Action Alerts PLUS -- was also falling despite topping earnings estimates for the period and missing on revenues. The company also raised the low end of its full year earnings expectations, in line with Wall Street estimates.
Shares of Trifecta Stocks holding Disney (DIS) were declining after the company COO Thomas Staggs announced that he will be stepping down next month. Staggs was long considered to be the heir apparent to CEO Bob Iger. Staggs has been with Disney for 26 years and will stay on as a special adviser to Iger until October.
Tesla Motors (TSLA) was declining after the electric vehicle maker reported delivering 14,820 vehicles in the first quarter, a 50% increase from last year, but still below analysts' expectations of 16,000 vehicles delivered.