U.S. stock futures and global indexes advanced at the start of a week that will include a slew of major corporate earnings reports, offering a look at how they are faring through the pandemic.
Futures on the S&P 500 added 0.3%. Contracts linked to the tech-heavy Nasdaq-100 rose 0.8%.
In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 climbed 0.2% in morning trade. Health care and information technology sectors led gains while industrials and energy sectors lost ground.
Aena S.M.E. declined 2.3% after more than one week inching lower and easyJet fell 5.5%.
Regional indexes in Europe were mixed as U.K.’s FTSE 250 rose 0.1% and Germany’s DAX gained 0.2%, whereas France’s CAC 40 traded broadly flat.