US stock futures are sliding after early Brexit surprises

After early surprises in the UK’s EU referendum, US stock futures have turned negative.

Near 7:50 p.m. ET, S&P 500 futures were down as much as 9 points to below 2,100 on Thursday evening after having moved higher earlier tonight following surprising results from Newcastle and Sunderland.

On Thursday, the S&P 500 closed at 2,113 in New York.

Via Business Insider UK’s live blog of the vote:

In Newcastle, 65,404 people voted to remain in the EU, while 63,598 voted to leave, a split of 50.7% to 49.3%. That is a substantially lower than expected gap for the Remain camp. Turnout was 68%.

Sunderland has voted to leave the EU by a huge margin. 82,394 people in the area voted to leave, compared to just 51,930. That is a much bigger gap than expected.

After these results the British pound got clobbered, falling as much as 4% against the US dollar to around $1.44 after having moved above $1.50 earlier this evening.

Here’s that latest chart of S&P 500 futures. Obviously, more to come.

NOW WATCH: Archaeologists made a groundbreaking discovery that unveils the mysterious origins of real-life hobbits

NOW WATCH: Money & Markets videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.