U.S. stock index futures gained on Friday with bargain hunters returning at the end of a tumultuous week marked by a record collapse in oil prices and growing evidence of the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.
REUTERS: U.S. stock markets jumped at the open on Friday as some states prepared to relax curbs imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak, with a surprise rise in orders for U.S.-made capital goods adding to the gains.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 112.98 points, or 0.48per cent, at the open to 23,628.24.
The S&P 500 opened higher by 14.84 points, or 0.53per cent, at 2,812.64. The Nasdaq Composite gained 35.32 points, or 0.42per cent, to 8,530.08 at the opening bell.
(Reporting by C Nivedita in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)