U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech said a three-shot course of their COVID-19 vaccine was shown to have a neutralizing effect against the new Omicron coronavirus variant in a laboratory test.
At 7:35 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.22% at 35,793. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.24% at 4,696.25. Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.23% at 16,355.75.
** Pfizer Inc (PFE.N): up 0.7% premarket
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** Weibo Corp (WB.O): down 3.8% premarket
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** PagerDuty Inc (PD.N): Up 11.3% premarket
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** Energy Transfer LP (ET.N): down 4.2% premarket
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** Becton, Dickinson and Co (BDX.N): down 0.5% premarket
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