5 things to know before the stock market opens on Thursday

In Thursday's session, the S&P 500 will attempt to reclaim its record high hit before the coronavirus pandemic. The broad market index climbed 1.4% on Wednesday for its best day since July 6 and turned in its eighth positive day in nine. It briefly surpassed its record closing high of 3,386.15 within the last trading hour on Wednesday. The S&P 500 has rebounded 54% from its March bottom, now sitting just 0.39% below its intraday all-time high of 3,393.52 from Feb. 19.

The S&P 500 futures were flat early Thursday, while the futures on Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped about 10 points, implying a 30-point loss at the open. The Nasdaq 100 futures gained about 0.1%.

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2. Cisco drops on disappointing quarterlyrevenue and guidance

Shares of Cisco fell nearly 7% in premarket trading on Thursday after the maker of computer networking equipment posted worse-than-expected quarterly revenue and provided a disappointing forecast. Cisco said its revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter came in at $12.15 billion, compared with the $12.08 billion expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv. Cisco also called for the fourth consecutive revenue decline in its quarterly guidance. Meanwhile, CEO Chuck Robbins told analysts during a conference call on Wednesday that the company's chief financial officer, Kelly Kramer, will be retiring.

3. Stimulus stalemate continues

There's still no signs of a coronavirus relief deal in sight after a call between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin yielded no progress. 

The two sides have not held talks on pandemic aid since Friday, but Mnuchin reached out to Pelosi by phone on Wednesday, a source familiar with the call said. In a joint statement, Pelosi and Schumer signaled they would not yet restart discussions after Mnuchin again rejected their offer to find a middle ground between the Democrats' more than $3 trillion relief package and the GOP's roughly $1 trillion proposal.

4. Peloton slips after Apple reportedly eyes similar product

Peloton shares dropped more than 4% in premarket trading on Thursday after Bloomberg News reported Apple is planning to launch a services bundle that includes virtual fitness classes in October. The bundle has a working brand name "Apple One," which lets users subscribe to its digital entertainment and productivity offerings at a monthly rate, Bloomberg News reported.

5. Pompeo says Trump's executive orders are 'broader' than just TikTok and WeChat

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Donald Trump's executive orders against TikTok and WeChat could be "broader" than just those two apps. His comments could hint at action against other Chinese apps or even TikTok parent company ByteDance or WeChat owner Tencent, though Pompeo did not elaborate. Pompeo has said these Chinese social media apps pose "significant threats to the personal data of American citizens"

Trump has vowed to ban TikTok from the U.S. by Sept. 15 unless its U.S. operations are sold to an American company. Microsoft is in talks to buy its U.S. operations.

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