Twitter, Airbnb, Albemarle: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today

SourceThe Wall Street Journal
SectorFinancial Markets
CountryMiddle east

Here’s what we’re watching ahead of Thursday’s opening bell. U.S. stock futures rose, pointing to another record-setting trading session after the opening bell. Futures tied to the S&P 500 climbed 0.3%. The broad market index closed at its 18th record this year on Wednesday. Nasdaq-100 futures advanced 0.9%, pointing to gains in technology stocks. Read our full market wrap. What’s Coming Up Data on jobless claims, due at 8:30 a.m.

ET, are likely to add to evidence that layoffs are easing as an economic revival gathers force. At 12 p.m., Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will be speaking about the global economy at the International Monetary Fund’s virtual spring meetings. Livestream here. Earnings are due from Levi Strauss after the closing bell. Market Movers to Watch —Shares of social-media companies gained in premarket trading. Facebook gained 1%, Twitter shares rose 1.5% and Snap added 1.8%. — Albemarle ‘s stock climbed 2.7% after the chemicals company announced the date of its quarterly results. The price of lithium, a key ingredient more...