U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, November 17. The Dow Futures are trading at 23,399.00 with a loss of –0.11% percent or -25.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,582.00 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -3.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,344.88 for up with +0.06% percent or +3.88 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,396.80 for up with +0.20% percent or +45.68 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 29,199.04 for up with +0.62% percent or +180.28 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,382.91 with a loss of –0.48% percent or –16.34point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,449.70 for up with +1.04% percent or +343.72 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,389.25 for up with +0.03% percent or +2.19 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,043.90 with a loss of –0.03% percent or –3.48 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,336.94 for up with +0.01% percent or +0.55 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 383.93 with a loss of -0.26% percent or -1.00 point.
Friday’s Factors and Events
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a weaker open Friday, as investors geared up for the final cluster of economic data and corporate earnings for the week.
Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 24 points, while S&P 500 futures declined 2.5 points.
On Thursday, U.S. markets roared back into action, with the Dow jones industrial average jumping 187 points by the market close, following strong quarterly results from the likes of Cisco Systems and Wal-Mart
U.S. market were higher on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,458.36 for up with +0.80% percent or +187.08 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,585.64 for up with +0.82% percent or +21.02 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,793.29 for up with +1.30% percent or +87.08 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,486.88 for up with +1.56% percent or +22.79 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 905.23 for up with +1.72% percent or +15.29 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,836.39 for up with +1.01%percent or +18.34 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,139.91 for up with +0.81%percent or +9.17 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,530.53 for up with +0.89% percent or +13.44 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,432.75 for up with +0.83% percent or +11.82 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,458.36 for up with +0.80% percent or +187.08 point.