Asian markets were mostly up and U.S. stock futures were down in early Thursday trading.

Japan's Nikkei 225 was up 82.98 points, or 0.41%, to 20,103.84. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng was also up, 9.65 points, or 0.04%, at 26,681.81. Stocks were 0.11% lower in Singapore at 3,321.43.

In U.S. stock futures overnight, Dow futures were down 0.07%. Nasdaq futures were up 0.02%, to 5,919.25. S&P futures were down, 0.07%.

Gold futures were down $3.00, or 0.24%, to $1,239.00, while oil futures were also down 0.02%.

On Wall Street Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.31% higher, at 21,640.75. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also rose, 0.54% and 0.64%, respectively, to close at 2,473.83 and 6,385.04.