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…