U.S. Stock Futures Slightly Higher Ahead of Data


U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher ahead of a batch of data including the weekly jobs report a day ahead of schedule due to Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday.

The S&P 500 Futures were up 2.00 points to 1804.00 points while the Nasdaq Futures gained 5.00 points to 3452.30 points.

Investors are also looking forward to data on durable goods orders, a report on manufacturing activity in the Chicago region and revised data on consumer sentiment.

Only a handful of companies are due to report results.

HP is in focus after the company reported results after the market close yesterday. Its shares were up over 7% ahead of the opening bell. Also reacting to results, Infoblox plunged about 18% in extended hours while Analog Devices fell 3.5%. Tilly’s plummeted 21.3%.

Asian markets closed mostly lower earlier Wednesday while European markets were trading slightly higher midday.

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