U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,Oct 26.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,947.50 with a loss of -0.86% percent or -241.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,422.12 with a loss of -0.86% percent or -29.63 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,583.40 with a loss of -0.69% percent or -80.12 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 23,494.34 with a loss of –percent or  –22.25 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,918.78 up with +percent or +132.65 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,251.12 with a loss of – percent or –26.88 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,279.40 with a loss of –percent or –406.10 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 closed at 5,860.28 up with + percent or +74.63 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 4,909.64 up with + percent or +58.26 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,645.75 with +percent or  +102.69 point..

Monday’s Factors and Events

Dozens of candidate vaccines are in clinical evaluation, according to the World Health Organization, with some already conducting late-stage tests before seeking formal approval.

The vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is thought to be one of the frontrunners to secure regulatory approval.

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soirot has previously said the drugmaker’s vaccine would likely provide protection against contracting the coronavirus for about a year.

Friday Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 28,335.57 with a loss of –percent or  -28.09 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,465.39 with + percent or  +11.90 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,548.28 up with + percent or +42.28 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,640.50 with 0.63% percent or +10.25 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 933.72 with +0.52% percent or +4.80 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,015.65 with + percent or +12.72 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,596.74 up with  + percent or +3.24 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,040.89 with + percent or +7.81 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,936.27 with +0or  +7.12 point.