May 3, 2019 / 12:38 PM / 5 months ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures extend gains in choppy trading after jobs data

May 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures added to gains in volatile trading on Friday, after data showed U.S. jobs surged in April and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than 49-year-low of 3.6 percent.

The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report showed steady wage gains last month, consistent with moderate inflation.

At 8:34 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were up 100 points, or 0.38%. S&P 500 e-minis were up 11 points, or 0.38% and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 44.25 points, or 0.57%.

Moments before the data, Dow e-minis were up 90 points, or 0.34%. S&P 500 e-minis were up 10 points, or 0.34% and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 46.75 points, or 0.6%. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below