The stock market ended the Wednesday affair on a higher note as cautious remarks from Fed Chair Yellen boosted risk appetite for the second day in a row. Additional focal points for today's trade included relative strength from the heavyweight technology (+0.7%) and financial (+0.6%) sectors, wavering oil trade, and a continued downturn in biotechnology. The Nasdaq Composite (+0.5%) in-line with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.5%) and the S&P 500 (+0.4%).
Today after the close the following companies were scheduled to report earnings: MU, PRGS, ANY, BGNE
Futures are higher after hours: S&P 500 futures are +0.5 from fair value of 2055 and Nasdaq100 futures are +2.25 from fair value of 4480.
Tomorrow morning before the open, economic reports scheduled to be released include: Challenger Jobs Cuts (Consensus: NA), Initial Claims (Consensus 265K), Continuing Claims (Consensus NA).
Tomorrow before the open the following companies are scheduled to report earnings: MOV, LNN