Tech was looking for a big bounce at the opening thanks to postclose earnings announcements.
were up 95 to 3250, about 140 points above fair value as calculated by
, and indicating a strong open. The
S&P 500 futures lately were up 10.3 to 1363.1, about 9.5 points above fair value as calculated by
The bevy of earnings news made for a busy morning in preopen trading on
reported earnings a week early because it was so happy about the numbers. It lately was up $5.63 from Wednesday's regular session closing price to $35.63.
Other stocks in the winner's circle were
, up $6.25 to $57;
, $2.34 higher to $49.25; and
up $2.12 to $39.
, which didn't make revised downward earnings, was off $2.38 to $17.75.
Europe's major indices were higher at midsession, with France's
up 1.4%, Germany's
up 1.3% and the U.K.'s
up 0.9%. Japan's
fell 0.4% overnight, while Hong Kong's
slipped 0.3% (see today's
Asian Markets Update for more).
For Wednesday's postclose trading, see The Night Watch.