—U.S. stock futures gained ahead of a busy day of earnings reports and the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president.
Futures tied to the S&P 500 rose 0.4% Wednesday, while contracts linked to the tech-heavy Nasdaq-100 rose 0.9%. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 0.2%.
What’s Coming Up
United Airlines and Alcoa will release quarterly results just after markets close.
The National Association of Home Builders housing market index for January, due at 10 a.m. ET, is expected to tick down to 85 from 86 a month earlier.
Mr. Biden will be sworn in as president at noon.