U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Wednesday, April 18.The Dow Futures are trading at 24,767.00 for up with +0.25% percent or +61.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at  2,713.50 for up with +0.26% percent or  +7.00 point.  The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,851.75 for up  with +0.34% percent or +23.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,158.20 for up  with +1.42% percent or  +310.61 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,267.90 for up with +0.68% percent or +205.15 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,091.40 for up with +0.80% percent or  +24.60 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 34,519.94 for up with +0.36% percent or +124.88  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,278.25 for up with +0.72% percent or +52.20point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,576.58   with a loss of -0.071% percent or  ?8.99 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,366.22  for up with +0.24% percent or +12.68 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 380.49  with a loss of -0.07% percent or -0.33 point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

The moves in pre-market trade come after a strong Wall Street finishon Tuesday, where the Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 200 points by the close.

 U.S. markets were lifted higher on the back of a strong set of earningsfrom major U.S. companies, including Netflix. Consequently, the topic will remain at the forefront on Wednesday.

During the trading day, Abbott Labs, Morgan Stanley, U.S. Bancorp, American Express, Alcoa and Pier 1 Imports are all scheduled to publish their latest earnings updates.

Tuesday’s Activity

U.S. market were higher on Tuesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,786.63  for up with +0.87% percent or +213.59 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,706.39 for up with +1.07% percent or  +28.55 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,281.10 for up with  +1.74% percent or  +124.81 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,579.80 for up with +1.07%  percent or +16.77 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 972.19 for up with +0.96% percent or +9.20 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,917.36 for up with +0.76% percent or +14.51 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,188.39 for up with +1.07% percent or  +12.56 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,604.51 for up with +1.07% percent or +16.94 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,500.33 for up with +1.07% percent or +15.83 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,786.63 for up with +0.87% percent or +213.59 point.