Dow Futures Opening Update as on 26 April 2018

U.S. stock futures  lower in pre-market trading for Thursday, April 26.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,059.00 with a loss of -0.08% percent or -21.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at  2,644.00  with a loss of -0.02% percent or -0.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,578.75 up  with +0.35% percent or +23.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,319.61 up with +0.47% percent or +104.29  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,910.72  with a loss of -1.38% percent or -418.36  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,072.48  with a loss of -1.46% percent or  -45.50 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,545.78 up with +0.13% percent or +44.51  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,369.65  with a loss of -0.13% percent or -9.67 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,445.87  up with +0.19% percent or +23.38  point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,423.85 up with +0.20% percent or +10.56 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 380.31 up with +0.02% percent or +0.11 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

The Dow Jones industrial average closed higher for the first time in six sessions on Thursday, recovering from sharp losses seen earlier in the day, as Boeing soared on strong earnings.

Boeing rose 4.2 percent after reporting quarterly results that easily beat analyst expectations. The stock’s rise helped the Dow bounce back from a 201.05-point deficit and snap a five-day losing streak. The Dow closed at 24,083.83, up 59.70 points.

The S&P 500 also erased earlier losses, closing 0.2 percent higher at 2,639.40. The Nasdaq composite, meanwhile, slipped 0.1 percent to 7,003.74.

 Stocks fell sharply earlier in the day as interest rates rose to levels not seen in years.

Wednesday’s Activity

U.S. market were higher on Wednesday.For the day the Dow is trading at 24,083.83 up with +0.25% percent or +59.70 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,639.40 up with +0.18% percent or +4.84  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,003.74 with a loss of -0.052% percent or -3.62 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,550.47  with a loss of -0.18% percent or -2.81 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 955.03  with a loss of -0.24% percent or -2.34 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,888.01 up with +0.06% percent or +1.19 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,155.38  up with +0.13% percent or +1.54 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,566.31 up with +0.12% percent or +1.95 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,463.95  up with +0.15% percent or +2.20 point;

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