U.S. stock-index futures were slightly higher on Wednesday, suggesting that equities could push even deeper into record territory as major indexes aim for their fourth straight advance.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 32 points, or 0.1%, to 26,117. S&P 500 futures were up 3.2 points to 2,902.50, a gain of 0.1%. Nasdaq-100 futures added 17 points to 7,595, a gain of 0.2%.
Stocks ended with only marginal gains in Tuesday’s session, but that was enough to give all three major indexes their third straight daily advance, and for both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to close at a record for three straight days.
For the month of August, the Dow % is up 2.6%, the S&P is up 2.9%, and the Nasdaq is up 4.7%. Both the S&P and the Nasdaq are on track for their fifth straight monthly gain.