U. S. Stock index futures were slightly higher on Thursday morning on a bumper day for corporate earnings.
Around 06:00 ET, Dow futures indicated a positive opening of more than 30 points. Futures at S&P and Nasdaq also hovered around the flat line.
On Wednesday, Wall Street ended on a slightly positive note despite revenues from Caterpillar and Boeing, both of which missed analysts' expectations.
The market focus on Thursday remains in the corporate sector. Thursday marks the busiest day of the revenue season. Comcast, American Airlines and Twitter are among some of the big companies to report before opening hours. Amazon, Intel and Visa will report the latest quarterly figures after the market has closed.
On the data front, there will be unemployment claims and durable goods at 08:30 ET. New home sales data is out at 1
In Europe, President Mario Draghi of the European Central Bank is the head of the European Central Bank for its latest monetary policy meeting. Draghi, who will be remembered for his "whatever it takes" speech, ends his eight-year reign at the ECB on October 31.