Futures Flat After S&P’s Highest Close of Year

U.S. stock futures were flat Friday after the S&P 500 notched its highest close for 2023, as investors looked ahead to new inflation data set for release next week, along with the Federal Reserve’s latest policy announcement.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrials dropped 56 points to 34,103.

Futures for the S&P 500 eked up 0.25 points to 4,342.

Futures for the NASDAQ Composite gained 26.75 points, or 0.2%, to 14,705.56.

DocuSign shares jumped 8% in pre-market trading after the electronic agreements firm beat analysts’ first-quarter expectations on the top and bottom lines.

Ulta is a good pick despite a post-earnings selloff, UBS said.

Analyst Michael Lasser named the buy-rated beauty stock a top idea exiting second-quarter earnings season. Shares of Ulta were up 0.8% Friday during premarket trading.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 gained 2% Friday, while in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 0.5%.

Oil prices increased 13 cents to $71.42 U.S. a barrel.

Gold prices took on a dollar to $1,979.60. U.S. an ounce.