U.S. futures set to open in the green on Friday while yields notch above 4%.
Futures tied to the S&P 500 (^GSPC) edged up around 0.3%, while futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) were up 0.2%. Contracts on the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) were up around 0.2%.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note (^TNX) was above 4% Friday morning. Crude oil traded weaker, with U.S. benchmark WTI (CL=F) down at $77.61 a barrel.
On the economic data side, Wall Street awaits service data out Friday morning, which could detail more on inflation. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect the ISM Services PMI to fall to 54.5 from 55.2 recorded in January.
Stocks rallied on Thursday, with the S&P 500 trading lower for most of the session before rallying after commentary from Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic.
Bostic said he’s still open to raising rates by another quarter percentage point at the central bank’s March meeting. “I let the data guide me,” Bostic told reporters in a press briefing. “If the data continue to come in suggesting the economy is stronger than I had projected, I’ll adjust my policy trajectory.”
Bostic, who isn’t a voter on monetary policy for this year, wrote an essay on Wednesday calling for the Fed to raise its policy rate by 50 basis points to a range of 5%-5.25% and then keep it there until well into 2024.
Fed officials raised the benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point in February, pulling the target to stand in a range of 4.5%-4.75%. Policymakers will be releasing new projections after the central bank’s March 21-22 meeting.
In single stock moves, C3.ai (AI) surged 19% ahead of the market open on Friday after the company posted fiscal third quarter revenue that came at $66.7 million, beating analyst expectations of $64.2 million.
Costco (COST) shares 2% sank in premarket trading after the bulk retailer posted mixed results for the second quarter. Total revenue for its latest quarter was $55.27 billion, slightly below analysts expectations of $55.58 billion. During earnings call, the company provided some hopeful news on the inflation front.
In the cryptocurrency market, both Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) fell as customers pull their funds from crypto bank Silvergate (SI), whose stock plunged more than 57% during the trading session on Thursday.
Dani Romero is a reporter for Yahoo Finance. Follow her on Twitter @daniromerotv
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