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Stock futures are flat as S&P 500 sits at record, Wall Street set to kick off second half of 2021

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U.S. stock futures were steady in overnight trading on Wednesday as investors gear up for the second half of 2021.

Dow futures rose about 50 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.15% and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.05%.

On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 210 points, helped by a 2.7% pop in Walmart. The S&P 500 registered a gain of 0.13% to close at a fresh record of 4,297.50.

The Nasdaq Composite was the relative underperformer, dipping 0.2% as Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet closed lower.

The major averages closed out a strong first half of 2021 and second quarter on Wednesday.

For the year, the Dow is up 12.7%, hovering about 1.7% below its all-time high. The…



Source cnbc.com

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