U.S. stock futures followed international indexes higher Thursday after Wall Street closed at a record on a batch of upbeat earnings reports.

S&P 500 futures ticked up 0.2%, while tech-heavy Nasdaq-100 futures added 0.4%.

The Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.7% in morning trade. Industrials and materials sectors led gains while the energy sector lost ground.

Kion Group jumped 2.3% for a two-session run of gains and Rotork added 2.3%.

The U.K.'s FTSE 100 rose 0.5%, France's CAC 40 gained 0.5% and Germany's DAX added 0.7%.

The euro and the British pound were up 0.1% and 0.4% respectively against the U.S. dollar and the Swiss franc was flat against the U.S. dollar, with 1 franc buying $1.12.

In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude oil declined 0.7% to $55.68 a barrel. Gold strengthened 0.1% to $1,868.70 a troy ounce.

The yield on German 10-year bunds slipped to minus 0.531% from minus 0.526%, and the yield on 10-year U.K. government debt known as gilts was down to 0.295% from 0.302%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield slipped to 1.079% from 1.083%. Yields and prices move in opposite directions.

Stocks in Asia were mixed as Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.8% and China's benchmark Shanghai Composite gained 1.1%, whereas Hong Kong's Hang Seng was lower 0.3% after gaining 0.5% during the session.

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January 21, 2021 04:05 ET (09:05 GMT)

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