Dow Futures Opening Update as on 06 August 2018

U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for Monday, August 06.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,440.00 up with +0.12% percent or +30.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,841.75 up with +0.08% percent or +2.25 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,414.50 up with +0.17% percent or +12.50 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,507.32  with a loss of -0.079% percent or -17.86 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,820.17 up with +0.52% percent or  +143.85 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,705.16 with a loss of -1.29% percent or -35.29  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,735.49 up with +0.48% percent or +179.33 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,663.30 up with +0.055% percent or +4.20 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,702.32 up with +0.69% percent or +86.56 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,499.48  up with +0.37% percent or +20.51 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 390.30 up with +0.29% percent or +1.15 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

Investors will be paying close attention Monday to earnings released by Tyson Foods, SeaWorld, Sotheby’s, Marriott, Brighthouse Financial, Etsy, Hertz Global and Weight Watchers.

In addition, Softbank published earnings before the bell, and over the weekend, Berkshire Hathaway saw its quarterly operating profit jump 67 percent in its latest corporate report, beating analyst expectations.

No major economic data is due out on Monday.

Investors will likely be mulling over the latest jobs number released Friday. The Labor Department announced that after two strong months of U.S. job growth, payrolls for July came in below market expectations, with total nonfarm payrolls rising by 157,000, below the 190,000 expected by economists polled by Reuters.

Friday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,462.58 up with +0.54% percent or +136.42 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,840.35 up with +0.46% percent or +13.13 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,812.01 up with +0.12% percent or +9.33 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,673.37  with a loss of -0.52% percent or -8.73 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,053.61 with a loss of -0.43% percent or -4.54 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,000.04 up with +0.26% percent or +5.11 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,257.19 up  with +0.52% percent or +6.53 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,685.03 up with +0.34% percent or +5.72 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,574.38 up with +0.41% percent or +6.45 point;

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