U.S. stock index futures indicated a mixed open Thursday as traders eyed a busy day of earnings.
On the earnings front Colgate-Palmolive, ConocoPhillips, Ford and Mastercard are among a host of companies set to report before the bell. Alphabet, Amazon.com and CBS are set to report after the bell.
The market will also keep the debate going on when the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike rates again, after its open markets committee provided no clues in its post-meeting statement Wednesday.
It did, however, upgrade its view on the economy, and some Fed-watchers now see a possible opening for a hike in September. Others, however, are sticking to the view that December is more likely.