U.S. stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade, ahead of earnings from Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Data on housing starts for April and initial jobless claims for the latest week and the Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index for May will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari is set to speak at 12:05 p.m. ET.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 81 points to 25,755.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures rose 9 points to 2,863.50. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index rose 22.25 points to 7,550.00.
Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude …