U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday as investors digested the latest batch of corporate earnings along with worries over the deadly coronavirus spreading.
More than 12% of S&P 500 companies have reported quarterly earnings. Of those companies, about 70% have beaten analyst expectations.
But sentiment was kept in check as the spread of the China coronavirus has placed renewed downward pressure on global equity markets, with the death toll rising to 17 and the World Health Organization set to reconvene Thursday to decide whether to declare a global health emergency.
Trader Georgi Bozhidarov