U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for , February 19.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,843.00 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -45.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,772.12 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -4.88 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,058.62 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -5.13 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,302.65 up with +0.098% percent or +20.80 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,290.88 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -56.13 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,755.16 up with +0.029% percent or +0.80 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,624.80 up with +0.36% percent or +126.36 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,192.45 with a loss of -0.37% percent or -27.02 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,292.52 with a loss of -0.059% percent or -6.68 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,151.38 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -17.15 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 368.32 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -1.45 point.
Tuesday’s Factors and Events
Washington has been putting particular pressure on Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, and is attempting to extradite Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou over charges she committed bank and wire fraud to violate Iran sanctions. The company’s founder Ren Zhengfei — who is also Meng’s father — labelled the move “politically motivated” in an interview with the BBC Monday.
On the earnings front, Walmart is due to report its latest results at 7 a.m. ET. Investors are likely to pay attention to the retail giant’s online sales performance as it battles Amazon for e-commerce dominance.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,883.25 up with +1.33% percent or +339.98 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,775.60 up with +1.09% percent or +29.87 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,472.41 up with +0.61% percent or +45.46 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,569.25 up with +1.56% percent or +24.14 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 975.24 up with +1.47% percent or +14.09 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,914.01 up with +1.18% percent or +22.35 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,217.96 up with +1.09% percent or +13.16 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,643.45 up with +1.11% percent or +17.96 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,540.37 up with +1.07% percent or +16.29 point.