U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, October 13. The Dow Futures are trading at 22,818.50 for up with +0.09% percent or +20.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,551.25 for up with +0.07% percent or +1.75 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,079.13 for up with +0.07% percent or +4.38 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,155.18 for up with +0.96% percent or +200.46 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,461.66 for up with +0.01% percent or +2.63 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,390.25 for up with +0.12% percent or +4.15 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,412.50 for up with +0.72% percent or +230.28 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,536.16 with a loss of – 0.27% percent or –20.08 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,999.49 for up with +0.13% percent or +16.60 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,363.80 for up with +0.06% percent or +3.00 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 391.50 for up with +0.31% percent or +1.24 point.
Friday’s Factors and Events
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Friday, as investors turned their attention to a number of Fed speeches and corporate earnings reports.
Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 13 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures gained 1 point and 3.5 points, respectively.
Major earnings are set to dominate some discussion on Wall Street on Friday, as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, PNC Financial Services Group and J. B. Hunt Transport Services get ready to post their latest financial figures.
U.S. market were lower on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,841.01 with a loss of –0.14% percent or –31.88 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,550.93 with a loss of –0.17% percent or – 4.31 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,591.51 with a loss of –0.18% percent or –12.04 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,505.16 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -1.76 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 909.43 with a loss of –0.12% percent or –1.11 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,819.73 with 0.00% percent or –0.01 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,125.04 with a loss of –0.34% percent or –3.85 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,514.00 with a loss of –0.15% percent or –2.30 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,414.56 with a loss of –0.15% percent or –0.15% point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,841.01 with a loss of –0.14% percent or –31.88 point.