U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for wednesday, February 14. The Dow Futures are trading at 24,863.00 for up with +0.96% percent or +237.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,697.75 for up with +1.35% percent or +36.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,687.00 for up with +1.93% percent or +126.50 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,154.17 with a loss of –0.43% percent or –90.51 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,515.60 for up with +2.27% percent or +676.07 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,199.16 for up with +0.45% percent or 14.20 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 34,155.95 with a loss of –0.42% percent or –144.52 point at 12:15 PM..The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,213.97 for up with +0.64% percent or +45.96 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,339.16 for up with +1.17% percent or +142.66 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,165.26 for up with +1.10% percent or +56.03 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 374.53 for up with +1.07% percent or +3.95 point.
Wednesday’s Factors and Events
Stocks rose sharply on Wednesday, notching a four-day winning streak as banks and tech carried major indexes higher. They rose despite a jump in bond yields.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed 253.04 points higher at 24,893.49 after falling as much as 150 points. Goldman Sachs contributed the most to the gains, rising 2.8 percent. The 30-stock index also erased all of its 2018 losses and posted its longest winning streak since Jan. 5.
U.S. market were higher on Tuesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,901.49 for up with +1.06% percent or +261.04 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,697.06 for up with +1.28% percent or 34.12 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,150.01 for up with +1.95% percent or +136.50 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,520.20 for up with +1.70% percent or +25.49 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 929.36 for up with +1.82% percent or +16.57 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,874.77 for up with +1.72% percent or +32.77 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,876.72 for up with +1.79% percent or +32.99 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,594.30 for up with +1.45% percent or +22.78point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,495.00 for up with +1.44% percent or +21.53 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,893.49 for up with +1.03% percent or +253.04 point.