U.S. stock futures climbed on Monday, the first day of the new quarter, after better-than-expected China manufacturing data calmed some lingering concerns about momentum for the world’s second-biggest economy.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures jumped 200 points, or 0.8%, 26,137, while S&P 500 futures climbed 21.95 points, or 0.8%, to 2,859.75. Nasdaq-100 gained 81 points, or 1%, to 7,481.50.
On Friday, the Dow rose 211.22 points, or 0.8%, to 25,928.68, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.7% to 2,834.40. The Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.8% to 7,729.32.
The S&P 500 closed out the week with a 1.2% gain, a 1.8% monthly rise and a first-quarter advance of 13.1%, the best quarterly performance since the third quarter of 2009.
Source : Marketwatch