U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,Jan 07.The Dow Futures is trading at 30,804.00 up with +0.27% percent or +84.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,756.38 up with +0.42% percent or +15.88 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 12,680.10 up with +0.50% percent or +63.37 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

Macy’s is closing dozens of department stores this year, in a bid to move out of underperforming malls and trim a real estate empire that isn’t as valued as it once was.

The closures, first reported by CNBC on Tuesday, are part of a previously announced plan by Macy’s to shut 125 locations by 2023, which the retailer outlined last February. In turn, the company has said it plans to focus on investing in the best malls across the United States and grow off-mall.

Wednesday Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 30,829.40  up with percent or +437.80 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,748.14 up with + percent or +21.28 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 12,740.79 with a loss of – percent or  -78.17 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 2,057.92 up with 3.98% percent or 78.81 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,185.02 up with + percent or  +53.99 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,392.96 up with + percent or +90.11 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,706.75 with a loss of – percent or  ?1.47 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,252.35 up with percent or +18.65 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,118.64 up with +or +12.95 point.

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