U.S. stock futures were little changed on Thursday night following a muted session in which traders grappled with disappointing unemployment data and rising coronavirus cases.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained just 27 points, but pointing to a Friday opening dip of about 20 points. S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures pointed to a little changed Friday open for the two indexes.
The Dow closed just below the flatline during the cash session, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out small gains. The major averages gyrated between gains and losses for most of the day. At one point, the Dow had fallen more than 270 points.
Initial U.S. jobless claims totaled 1.5 million for last week,…