U.S. stock lower in pre-market trading for,August 13.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,830.00 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -36.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,365.38 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -4.62 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,138.50 up with +0.11% percent or +12.50 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 23,249.61 up with +1.78% percent or +405.65 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,230.67 with a loss of –0.053% percent or ?13.35 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,320.73 up with +0.044% percent or +1.46 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,315.02 with a loss of –0.14% percent or –54.61  point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,023.65  with a loss of –0.27% percent or -34.98 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,058.10 with a loss of –0.30% percent or –15.21 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 373.25 with a loss of -0.43% percent or –1.63  point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

SmileDirectClub reported an adjusted quarterly loss of 17 cents per share, 3 cents wider than expected, although the maker of dental aligners did see revenue come in above analyst projections. Revenue was down 82 percent from a year earlier, as the pandemic shut many of the company’s stores and led customers to delay purchases.

Wednesday Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 27,976.84 up with +1.05% percent or +289.93 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,380.35 up with  +1.40% percent or +46.66 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,012.24  up with +2.13% percent or +229.42 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,583.25 up with 0.52% percent or +8.15 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 924.17 up with +0.48% percent or +4.38 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,958.29 up with +0.68% percent or  +13.15 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,560.59 up with +1.60% percent or +24.59 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,974.48 up with +1.34% percent or +26.19 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,873.57 up  with +1.40% or  +25.78 point.