Stock futures rise as Microsoft kicks off big-tech earnings on a high note


Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. equity indexes rose during the overnight session Tuesday as Wall Street pored over earnings results from Microsoft and awaited similar updates from Apple, Facebook and Tesla due Wednesday.

Nasdaq-100 futures outperformed with a gain of about 93 points, or 0.74%. Dow futures added 30 points and S&P 500 futures rose 8.25 points, or 0.25%.

A handful of stocks, including software giant Microsoft, dominated the trading action in the extended session.

Microsoft investors appeared pleased with the company’s performance in its fiscal second quarter, when it grew revenues 17% on a year-over-year basis. Adding to the optimism of Microsoft’s profit report was a…


Microsoft (MSFT) earnings Q2 2021

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