U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a roughly flat open Thursday, putting the main gauges on track for a second-straight day of muted action.
The equity market is staying on course for a weekly gain, boosted by enthusiasm over first-quarter earnings.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dipped by 6 points, or less than 0.1%, to 24,727, while S&P 500 futures shed 2.45 points to 2,707.25. Nasdaq-100 futures shed 0.50 point to 6,843.
On Wednesday, the Dow closed slightly lower, hurt by a selloff for IBM after the tech giant's latest results, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite edged up.
The three gauges are showing year-to-date gains ranging from 0.1% to 5.7%, having recovered this month from their slump in March.
Source : Marketwatch