U.S. stock higher higher in pre-market trading for,Feb 14.The Dow Futures is trading at 29,459.50  up with +0.09% percent or +27.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,383.38  up with +0.17% percent or +5.88 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,640.25 up with +0.28% percent or +27.25 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,687.59 with a loss of –0.59% percent or –140.14 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,838.31 up with +0.39% percent or +104.14 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,917.01 up with +0.38% percent or  +10.93 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,411.18 with a loss of –0.12% percent or –48.61 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,779.08  up with 0.24% percent or +33.65 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 6,086.48 with a loss of –0.11% percent or –6.65 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 431.84  up with +0.18% percent or +0.76  point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

China on Friday said 121 more people had died from COVID-19, the disease caused by a coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan in late 2019, over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,381. The country’s National Health Commission reported 5,090 new confirmed cases in mainland China, bringing the total to 63,851. The number of new cases jumped sharply on Thursday after a change in the government’s counting method.

Thursday Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 29,423.31 with a loss of –0.43% percent or –128.11   point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,373.94  with a loss of –0.16% percent or –5.51 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,711.97 with a loss of –0.14% percent or –13.99 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,693.74 up with +0.26% percent or +4.36 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,023.47  up with +0.37% percent or +3.75 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,097.29 with +0.28% percent or +0.28% point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,513.23 with a loss of –0.30% percent or –4.58 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,976.22  with a loss of -0.089% percent or -1.77 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,867.04 with a loss of –0.11% or -2.11 point.