By Oliver Gray
Investing.com – U.S. stock futures were trading in a tight range during Wednesday evening, after benchmark averages finished mixed as stronger than expected ADP Nonfarm Employment and JOLTs Job Openings data boosted speculation of stronger interest rate rises from Federal Reserve policymakers.
By 6:45pm ET (11:45pm GMT) Dow Jones Futures, S&P 500 Futures and Nasdaq 100 Futures were each trading within a range of 0.1%.
In extended deals, Asana Inc (NYSE:ASAN) popped 28.2% after reporting Q4 losses of $0.15 per share versus expected losses of $0.27 per share, while revenue was reported at $150.2 million versus $145.08 million expected. The company also forecasted Q1 2024 losses in the range of $0.19-$0.18 versus predicted losses of $0.23, while revenues are forecasted at $150-151 million versus $149.97 million expected.
MongoDB (NASDAQ:MDB) dipped 9.9% after the company reported Q4 EPS of $0.57, beating analyst estimates of $0.07 on revenues came in at $361.3 million versus $339.31 million expected.
OPTIMIZERx Corp (NASDAQ:OPRX) fell 17.8%, reporting Q4 EPS of $0.25 versus $0.24 expected, while revenue was reported at $19.7 million versus $21.77 million expected.
Ahead in Thursday’s trade, nonfarm payrolls and a speech from Fed Vice Chair Barr will be closely monitored by market participants, while companies including BJs Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (NYSE:BJ), Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL), Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), JD.com Inc Adr (NASDAQ:JD) and DocuSign Inc (NASDAQ:DOCU) are slated to release earnings results.
During Wednesday’s regular session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 58.1 points or 0.2% to 32,798.4, the S&P 500 added 5.6 points or 0.1% to 3,992 and the NASDAQ Composite gained 45.7 points or 0.4% to 11,576.
On the bond markets, United States 10-Year rates were at 3.989%.