Stock Futures Firm; Focus on Earnings

July 19, 2010  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — U.S. stock futures rose on confidence that recent market weakness will dissipate in the face of a wave of earnings as well as merger-and-acquisition speculation. Less than an hour before the start of trading, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were 32 points higher at 10091.0 Standard & Poor’s 500-stock futures advanced 3.2 points to 1066.390, and Nasdaq 100 futures gained 6.75 points to 1808.75. Changes in futures don’t always accurately predict early market moves after the opening bell.

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