Index futures are roughly flat after hours: S&P 500 futures flat vs. fair value; Nasdaq-100 futures -3 vs. fair value.
The S&P 500 increased 0.2% on Thursday, wavering between small gains and losses as high-level trade talks continued in Washington. The benchmark index advanced for the sixth straight session, eking out a new closing high for the year.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.6%, boosted by shares of Boeing (BA +2.9%) on reports of a successful test of the software fix for the 737 MAX plane, which could be implemented in the coming weeks. The small-cap Russell 2000 gained 0.4%, while the tech-sensitive Nasdaq Composite lost 0.1%.
The S&P 500 materials (+1.0%), energy (+0.9%), and consumer discretionary (+0.7%) sectors led the broader market higher. Conversely, the information technology (-0.4%), utilities (-0.4%), and real estate (-0.3%) sectors underperformed.
Duluth (DLTH) is down 17% in extended trade after missing fourth quarter estimates and guiding fiscal 2019 below consensus.
Greenbriar (GBX) will report earnings tomorrow morning.
More importantly, the March jobs report will be released tomorrow at 8:30: Nonfarm payrolls are expected to come in at +170K vs. +20K in February; Nonfarm Private Payrolls +160K; the Unemployment Rate is expected to remain at 3.8%; Average Hourly earnings are expected to grow 0.2% vs. 0.4% in February; Average Hourly Workweek 34.5 vs. 34.4 in February February.
February Consumer Credit will be released tomorrow at 15:00: Consensus $18.0 bln vs. $17 bln in January