Sumary of Stock Futures Tick Up Ahead of Jobless Claims, Housing Data:
- U.S. stock futures edged higher Thursday ahead of fresh data that will offer insights into the labor market’s recovery and the pace of sales in the red-hot housing market.
- Futures tied to the S&P 500 ticked up almost 0.2%, pointing to an extension of the broad market index’s rally for a third day.
- Nasdaq-100 futures gained 0.2%, suggesting gains for large technology stocks at the opening bell.
- Stocks have resumed their monthslong rally, erasing most of their losses from the sharp drop on Monday when the spread of the Delta variant raised alarms about renewed lockdown measures.