U.S. stock futures were mixed Thursday as trader weighed the latest batch of corporate earnings reports, including mixed results from Netflix. Nasdaq-100 futures dipped 0.5%. S&P 500 futures slipped 0.1%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained 40 points, or 0.1%. Shares of Netflix dropped 6.8% after the streaming giant posted its second-quarter earnings report. The company posted $8.19 billion in revenue, falling short of the $8.3 billion anticipated by analysts, according to Refinitiv. Tesla, meanwhile, tumbled 4.1% after CEO Elon Musk and other executives said on an earnings call that vehicle production would slow during the third quarter due to shutdowns for factory improvements. Johnson & Johnson posted earnings per share and revenue that exceeded analyst expectations. The company also hiked its full-year outlook. Shares rose more than 1% in the premarket. TravelersAmerican Airlines and Blackstone are also set to report later in the day. Of the S&P 500 companies that have reported earnings thus far, 77% have exceeded expectations, FactSet data shows. The strength in corporate earnings have created optimism for a soft landing for the economy. Stocks are coming off a positive session, with the Dow posting an eight-day winning streak, its longest since September 2019. “Investors are saying loud and clear that they expect the current stock market rally to continue,” said Tom De Luca, senior researcher at Vanguard. “Right now, short-term optimism is higher than we’ve seen since December 2021, right before the start of the 2022 bear market.” Wall Street will also be keeping an eye on the weekly jobless claims numbers and existing home sales data. Asia-Pacific markets were mixed on Thursday as investors digested a slew of economic data across the region. China kept its one and five-year loan prime rates unchanged, days after China’s second quarter GDP came in below expectations. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index extended its losses from the last two days, falling 0.26%. Mainland Chinese markets were also all lower, with the Shanghai Composite down 0.92% to end at 3,169.52. The Shenzhen Component closed 1.06% down at 10,816 to record its fifth straight session of losses. Japan’s Nikkei 225 was down 1.23% to close at 32,490.52, while the Topix was 0.79% lower at 2,260.9 as the country posted a surprise trade surplus of 43 billion yen ($308 million), its first surplus in 23 months. South Korea’s Kospi was down 0.31% at 2,600.23, with the Kosdaq advancing 0.85% and ending at 931.6 to continue pushing 16 month highs. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 rose marginally, ending the day at 7,325 as its unemployment rate for June fell slightly to 3.5%, compared to the 3.6% seen in May. Oil prices were little changed on Thursday as a lower-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories and a potentially weaker demand outlook kept investors cautious. September Brent futures climbed 9 cents, or 0.1%, to $79.55 a barrel, while August U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude gained 11 cents, or 0.15%, to $75.46 a barrel. The August WTI contract expires on Thursday. September WTI crude was higher by 6 cents, or 0.1%, to $75.35. Gold prices advanced to their highest in about two months on Thursday, driven by U.S. dollar’s weakness and growing expectations that the Federal Reserve would conclude its aggressive rate-hiking cycle at its meeting next week. Spot gold gained 0.2% to $1,981.89 per ounce, close to its highest since May 17 at $1,987.39. U.S. gold futures also rose 0.2% to $1,983.80 per ounce.