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US Stock Futures Up; Payrolls Data In Focus

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US stock futures are higher this morning, as investors are awaiting nonfarm payrolls data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 40 points to 13,315.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 5.80 points to 1,436.80. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 10.50 points to 2,836.00.

US stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 1.87% to 13,292.00, the S&P 500 index surging 2.04% to 1,432.12 and the Nasdaq 100 index jumping 2.17% to 3,135.81.

The Labor Department is scheduled to release the employment report at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Brady (NYSE: BRC) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $327.18 million.

The Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) is estimated to report its Q2 EPS at $0.49 on revenue of $21.91 billion. Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) is projected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $282.34 million.

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) reported that its board of directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share.

Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) lifted its forecast for the fiscal year.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ: ULTA) reported upbeat second-quarter profit.

Infoblox (NYSE: BLOX) issued downbeat earnings forecast for the full year.

European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.55%, French CAC 40 index gained 1.20%. London's FTSE 100 Index moved up 0.26% and German DAX 30 index rose 0.75%.

Asian markets ended higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average gaining 2.20%, China's Shanghai Composite rising 3.70% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 moving up 0.40%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 3.09% and India's Sensex rose 1.95%.

Nymex crude-oil futures gained $0.35 to trade at $95.88 a barrel in electronic trade, while gold futures declined $6.90 to $1,698.70 an ounce.

The dollar index (DXY) declined 0.26% to 80.91. The euro gained 0.5% against the dollar to trade at $1.2688.

The US dollar gained 0.1% versus the Japanese yen to trade at ¥78.97.

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