U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, June 09. The Dow Futures are trading at 21,200.00 for up with +0.10% percent or +22.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,434.50 for up with +0.08% percent or +2.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,885.25 with 0.00% percent or +0.25 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,013.26 for up with +0.52% percent or +104.00 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 26,030.29 with a loss of – 0.13% percent or –32.77 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,158.40 for up with +0.26% percent or +8.07 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,262.06 for up with +0.16% percent or +48.70 point. In Europe, the FTSE 100 are trading at 7,479.74 for up with +0.40% percent or +29.76 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,742.30 for up with +0.23% percent or +28.72 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,270.50 for up with +0.12% percent or +6.26 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 388.65 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -0.46 point.
Friday’s Factors and Events
Stocks showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading session on Friday as traders kept an eye on developments on Capitol Hill. Despite the choppy trading, the tech-heavy Nasdaq climbed to a new record closing high.
The major averages all closed in positive territory, although the Nasdaq outperformed its counterparts. While the Nasdaq rose 24.38 points or 0.4 percent to 6,321.76, the Dow edged up 8.84 points or less than 0.1 percent to 21,182.53 and the S&P 500 crept up 0.65 points or less than 0.1 percent to 2,433.79.
The lackluster performance on Wall Street came as traders focused on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
U.S. market indexes were higher Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,182.53 for up with +0.04% percent or +8.84 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,433.79 for up with +0.03% percent or +0.65 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,321.76 for up with +0.39% percent or +24.38 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,414.08 for up with +1.31% percent or +18.31 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 857.88 for up with +1.38% percent or +11.68 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,750.76 for up with +0.80% percent or +13.92 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,073.04 with a loss of -0.04% percent or -0.43 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,441.95 for up with +0.15% percent or +2.16 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,348.69 for up with +0.05% percent or +0.71 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,182.53 for up with +0.04% percent or +8.84 point.