Dow Futures Opening Update as on 27 October 2017

U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, October 27.  The Dow Futures are trading at 23,382.50 for up with +0.14% percent or +33.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,567.25 for up with +0.12% percent or +0.22% point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,121.76 for up with +0.61% percent or +37.01 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,008.45 for up with +1.24% percent or +268.67 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,421.56 for up with +0.78% percent or  +219.18 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,416.81 for up with +0.27% percent or  +9.25  point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,222.21 for up with +0.23% percent or +75.08 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,493.74  for up with +0.10% percent or +7.24 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,227.91 for up with +0.72% percent or +94.63 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,497.35 for up with +0.77% percent or +41.96 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 392.74 for up  with +0.38% percent or  +1.45 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Friday after the release of stronger-than-expected earnings from large-cap tech companies.

Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 44 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures gained 5.75 points and 32.75 points, respectively.

Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet and Intel all reported earnings that topped Wall Street estimates Thursday after the close. Shares of Amazon rose 7.5 percent in the premarket, while Microsoft, Alphabet and Intel rose 4.9 percent, 3.1 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively.

Thursday’s Activity

U.S. market were mixed on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,400.86 for up with  +0.31% percent or +71.40 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,560.40 for up  with +0.13% percent or  +3.25 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,556.77 with a loss of  –0.11% percent or –7.12 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,497.46 for up with +0.27% percent or +3.98 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 911.22 for up with +0.49% percent or +4.40 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,829.27 for up with +0.48% percent or  +8.73 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,127.48 with 0.00% percent or +0.04 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,518.02  for up with +0.17% percent or +2.59 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,419.25 for upwith +0.16%  percent or +2.31 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,400.86 for up with +0.31% percent or +71.40 point.

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