U.S. stock index futures shaved their gains to turn narrowly mixed Wednesday after a report showed private employers added less jobs than expected in March.
Stocks closed in positive territory Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 both closing at record highs, boosted by gains in the health care sector.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday, looking to recover from the previous session's decline and as manufacturing data showing a continued contraction in the euro zone failed to shake gains in European stocks.
Stocks kicked off the second quarter on a sour note Monday following a weaker-than-expected ISM manufacturing report and as investors took a breather after the S&P 500 finally broke through its record close last week.
Stock index futures were narrowly mixed on the first day of the second quarter, with the S&P 500 looking to push to new highs, as investors returned from the long Easter weekend and ahead of some key economic reports.
Stocks closed out the first quarter on a high note with the S&P 500 piercing through levels last seen in 2007 to end at a record high near 1,570 and the Dow logging its strongest quarter in 15 years.
U.S. stock index futures held their gains on the final trading day of the quarter, with the S&P taking another aim at its closing high level, as the calm surrounding the opening of Cyprus banks trumped a mixed bag of economic reports.
Stocks erased most of their early declines to close narrowly mixed Wednesday, with the S&P 500 finishing slightly below its closing high, but ongoing economic and political concerns over Europe kept a lid on gains.
U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday as political uncertainty in Italy sparked fresh worries over the euro zone.
Stocks ended near their best levels Tuesday, with the Dow posting a new high and S&P 500 finishing less than 2 points from its closing peak, lifted by a handful of encouraging economic reports that pointed to an improving economy and as investors seemed to temporarily overlook worries in the euro zone.
Stock index futures extended their gains Tuesday as Wall Street cheered a batch of better-than-expected economic reports that pointed to an ongoing recovery.
Stocks bounced off their worst levels but still ended in negative territory Monday, as initial euphoria over Cyprus fizzled and even after Eurogroup head's Jeroen Dijsselbloem backtracked on his previous comments that the island nation's bailout is a template for bank rescues.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday as shares in Europe and Asia rallied in early trade after Cyprus secured a last-minute bailout, narrowly avoiding a collapse in its banking system.
Stocks closed higher Friday, rebounding from their biggest drop in nearly a month, as worries over Cyprus diminished and following a batch of upbeat earnings reports.
Stock index futures were higher Friday as investors adopted a wait-and-see approach in response to the growing uncertainty in Europe over a Cyprus bailout.
Stocks finished in negative territory Thursday, dragged by techs, amid ongoing concerns over Cyprus' ability to get a bailout.
Stock index futures hovered around the flatline Thursday following the weekly jobless claims report, while uncertainty in Cyprus kept investors on edge.
Stocks finished higher Wednesday, wiping out most of the past week's losses, after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed its policies on bond purchases and record-low interest rates and as investors shrugged off concerns over Cyprus.
Stock index futures were higher Wednesday as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting announcement, shifting their focus from worries over Cyprus.
Stocks cut their losses in the final hour of trading to close narrowly mixed Tuesday, after lawmakers in Cyprus overwhelmingly voted against the controversial bank bailout deal.
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