Nasdaq Futures Opening Update as on 02 February 2018

U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Friday, February 02. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,870.75   with a loss of -0.40% percent or -27.75 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,802.25  with a loss of -0.72% percent or -20.25 point.The Dow Futures are trading at 25,945.00  with a loss of -0.87% percent or -227.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 23,274.53   with a loss of -0.90% percent or -211.58 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 32,627.52   with a loss of -0.04% percent or -14.57 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,462.08 for up with +0.44% percent or +15.10 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 35,385.04 with a loss of  -1.45% percent or  -521.62  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,465.86   with  a loss of -0.33% percent or  -24.53 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,831.80  with a loss of  -1.32% percent or  -172.10 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,389.79   with a loss of -1.19% percent or -64.75 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 389.91  with a loss of -0.90% percent or -3.59 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

reported a decrease in the time users spent on its platform during the fourth quarter, investors seemed pleased by the social network’s performance — at least judging by the stock’s gain of as much as 4.3% on Thursday morning. Investors were likely happy with Facebook’s soaring revenue and its optimistic outlook for 2018 .

Facebook’s earnings call, which took place shortly after its earnings release went live, provided a closer look at the factors behind the quarter’s strong numbers. But it also shed some light on the company’s rationale behind recent changes, and likely helped investors brush aside Facebook’s negative user trends.

Thursday’s Activity

U.S. market were mixed on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,186.71 for up with +0.14% percent or +37.32 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,821.98  with  a loss of -0.06% percent or  -1.83 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,385.86 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -25.62 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at  1,579.87  for up with +0.31% percent or +4.88  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 963.92  for up  with +0.47%  percent or +4.53  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,957.25 for up with  +0.17% percent or  +3.28 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,252.15  for up with  +0.06% percent or +0.73 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,664.37  with a loss of -0.02% percent or  -0.31 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,560.96  with  a loss of-0.04% percent or  –0.70 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 26,186.71  for up with   +0.14% percent or  +37.32  point.

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