Dow Futures Opening Update as on 14 July 2017

U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, July 14. The Dow Futures are trading at 21,506.50 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -2.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,445.00 with  a loss of -0.02% percent or -0.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,801.38 for up with +0.06% percent or +3.38 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,118.86 for up with +0.09% percent or +19.05 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 26,347.73 for up with +0.01% percent or +1.56 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,221.81 for up with +0.10% percent or +3.31 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,994.98 with  a loss of  –0.13% percent or –42.40 point at 12:15 PM. In Europe, the FTSE 100 are trading at 7,390.54 with a loss of –0.31% percent or –22.90 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,644.05 for up with +0.02% percent or +2.72 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,239.71 for up with +0.08% percent or +4.31 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 386.31 for up with +0.05% percent or +0.18 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was poised to hover around record highs on Friday, though stock futures pointed to slight caution with earnings reports from major banks, including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo in focus.

The economic front will also be busy, with data on consumer prices and retail sales due to hit before the market opens.

Dow industrials futures YMU7, -0.03%  were flat at 21,509, while those for the S&P 500 ESU7, -0.05% were off 0.35 point to 2,445.25. Nasdaq-100 futures NQU7, +0.02%  rose 4.75 points to 5,801.75.

On Thursday, the Dow industrials logged its 24th record close this year, driven by gains for the financial and retail sectors. The index DJIA, +0.10%  rose 0.1% to finish at 21,553.09. The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.19%  added 0.2% while the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.21%  picked up 0.2%, its fifth-straight positive close.

Thursday’s Activity

U.S. market indexes were higher on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,553.09 for up with +0.10% percent or +20.95 point.The S&P 500 closed at 2,447.83 for up with +0.19% percent or +4.58 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,274.44 for up with +0.21% percent or +13.27 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,425.67 for up with +0.09% percent or +1.34 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 860.35 for up with +0.28% percent or +2.41 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,759.38 for up with +0.12% percent or +2.04 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,078.41 for up with +0.23% percent or +2.44 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,450.36 for up with +0.18% percent or +2.55 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,356.41 for up with +0.18% percent or +2.48 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,553.09 for up with +0.10% percent or +20.95 point.

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