S&P, Nasdaq 100 futures are higher after Apple & Facebook beat estimates


U.S. stock index futures were mixed in overnight trading on Wednesday, after the major averages posted losses for the day.

Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 3 points. S&P 500 futures advanced 0.2%, while Nasdaq 100 futures gained 0.5%.

Apple and Facebook’s strong quarterly results boosted futures. Apple said that sales jumped 54% during the quarter, with each product category seeing double-digit growth. The company also said it would increase its dividend by 7%, and authorized $90 billion in share buybacks. Facebook’s revenue jumped 48%, driven by higher-priced ads.

The major averages closed in the red during normal trading. The Dow slid 165 points for a loss…


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