Dow Jones futures rose slightly early Thursday, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. The stock market rally closed mixed Wednesday, weakening in the final hour as the Biden administration backed removing patent protection for coronavirus vaccines, hitting Pfizer
) while slamming BioNTech
) and Moderna
But a number of energy- and commodity-related names broke out or flashed other buy points, including Matador Resources, Rio Tinto and Dow Jones components Chevron
) and Caterpillar
). Goldman Sachs
), yet another Dow components, also cleared a buy point
Several oil & gas plays EQT Corp
), Cimarex Energy
), Callon Petroleum
), Marathon Oil
) reported earnings late Wednesday. So did fertilizer maker CF Industries
), insecticide and herbicide specialist FMC Corp.
) and crane maker Manitowoc
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