The New York Stock Exchange is likely to open relatively stable, with futures up 0.1% on the S&P500 and Nasdaq-100, following a session euphorized by Nvidia, a veritable locomotive for the US markets for months.

'In a market where performance is highly concentrated, Nvidia's excellent results are certainly far more important for the short-term trajectory of the stock market than any statistics or central bank decisions', says Pictet AM.

Indeed, the processor designer's stock surged by more than 16% on Thursday, dragging down the equity indices as a whole, starting with the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite, which gained almost 3%.

This final session of the week could, however, see buyers take a break after these vigorous gains on the equity markets (+2.1% on the S&P500), and with no macroeconomic data expected this Friday.

In other stock news, Warner Bros Discovery reported on Thursday evening a net loss of $400 million for the last three months of 2023, down fivefold year-on-year, but adjusted EBITDA down 5% to $2.47 billion.

Meanwhile, accounting and tax software provider Intuit reported adjusted EPS for its second quarter 2023-24 up 20% to $2.63, and adjusted operating profit up 17% to a billion.

Bristol Myers Squibb announces the success of its $4 billion-plus takeover bid for the RayzeBio group, as well as a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency's CHMP for its Reblozyl in transfusional anemia.

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