While the Dow is moving to the upside for the tenth consecutive session to reach another new record intraday high, the tech-heavy Nasdaq has slid firmly into negative territory. Currently, the major averages remain on opposite sides of the unchanged line.
Following the lackluster performance seen in the previous session, stocks may move to the upside in early trading on Thursday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 36 points.
The national activity index and the weekly jobless claims are the focus of the day. Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Thursday's session modestly higher. Asian shares closed mixed, while European shares are trading mixed.