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Global Stocks Follow Wall Street Higher

01/21/2021 | 04:05am EST

U.S. stock futures followed international indexes higher Thursday after Wall Street closed at a record on a batch of upbeat earnings reports.

S&P 500 futures ticked up 0.2%, while tech-heavy Nasdaq-100 futures added 0.4%.

The Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.7% in morning trade. Industrials and materials sectors led gains while the energy sector lost ground.

Kion Group jumped 2.3% for a two-session run of gains and Rotork added 2.3%.

The U.K.'s FTSE 100 rose 0.5%, France's CAC 40 gained 0.5% and Germany's DAX added 0.7%.

The euro and the British pound were up 0.1% and 0.4% respectively against the U.S. dollar and the Swiss franc was flat against the U.S. dollar, with 1 franc buying $1.12.

In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude oil declined 0.7% to $55.68 a barrel. Gold strengthened 0.1% to $1,868.70 a troy ounce.

The yield on German 10-year bunds slipped to minus 0.531% from minus 0.526%, and the yield on 10-year U.K. government debt known as gilts was down to 0.295% from 0.302%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield slipped to 1.079% from 1.083%. Yields and prices move in opposite directions.

Stocks in Asia were mixed as Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.8% and China's benchmark Shanghai Composite gained 1.1%, whereas Hong Kong's Hang Seng was lower 0.3% after gaining 0.5% during the session.

An artificial-intelligence tool was used in creating this article.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

01-21-21 0405ET

Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
CAC 40 -1.39% 5703.22 Real-time Quote.4.19%
DAX -0.67% 13786.29 Delayed Quote.0.49%
DJ INDUSTRIAL -1.50% 30932.37 Delayed Quote.2.60%
EURO / BRITISH POUND (EUR/GBP) -0.20% 0.86641 Delayed Quote.-2.82%
HANG SENG -3.58% 29043.19 Real-time Quote.6.65%
LONDON BRENT OIL -3.79% 64.4 Delayed Quote.30.10%
NASDAQ 100 0.63% 12909.443133 Delayed Quote.3.21%
NASDAQ COMP. 0.56% 13192.345407 Delayed Quote.1.79%
NIKKEI 225 -3.99% 28966.01 Real-time Quote.9.93%
ROTORK PLC -0.83% 356.8 Delayed Quote.12.20%
S&P 500 -0.48% 3811.15 Delayed Quote.1.95%
S&P UNITED KINGDOM (PDS) -2.48% 1289.91 Delayed Quote.3.28%
S&P/CITIC 300 INDEX 0.00% 4714.58 Delayed Quote.2.64%
S&P/CITIC 50 INDEX 0.00% 4808.19 Delayed Quote.3.09%
STOXX EUROPE 600 -1.64% 404.99 Delayed Quote.3.18%
WTI -2.98% 61.53 Delayed Quote.31.86%
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