By Oliver Gray
Investing.com – U.S. stock futures were trading slightly lower during overnight deals on Thursday, after major benchmark averages finished the regular session higher as investors look ahead to key jobs data set to be released later in the session.
By 7:00pm ET (11:00pm GMT) and dipped 0.1% while lost 0.2%.
In extended deals, Levi Strauss & Co (NYSE:) 4.3% after the retailer reported quarterly . The company reported Q2 EPS of $0.29, beating analyst estimates of $0.23 while revenue came in at $1.47 billion versus $1.43 billion expected.
WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:) dipped 10.1% after Q3 EPS of $1.07 versus $1.27 expected on revenues of $123.7 million versus $142.77 million expected.
GameStop Corp (NYSE:) fell 5.1% after announcing the appointment of Diana Saadeh-Jajeh as Chief Financial Officer and termination of the employment of Michael Recupero, effective immediately, while noting that it would lay off employees as part of its turnaround plan.
Twitter Inc (NYSE:) retreated 4.1% following reports that Elon Musk’s deal to buy the social media giant is at risk after Musk’s camp concluded Twitter’s figures on spam accounts are not verifiable.
Ahead in the session, June’s is expected to show an addition of 268K jobs, while the is expected to remain flat at 3.6%.
During Thursday’s regular trade, the added 346.9 points or 1.1% to 13,384.6, the gained 57.5 points or 1.5% to 3,902.6 and the lifted 259.5 points to 2.3% to 11,621.4.
Energy stocks led the gains during regular trading, amid recovering prices. Chevron Corp (NYSE:) lifted 2%, Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:) gained 5.2%, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:) added 4% and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) gained 3.2%.
Chipmakers were boosted following stronger than expected guidance from Samsung (KS:), with NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:) adding 4.8%, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:) up 5.2% and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) adding 3.1%.
On the bond markets, rates were at 3%.