U.S. stock futures are Mixed in pre-market trading for Thursday, March 01. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,878.00 for up with +0.19% percent or +13.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,715.25 for up with +0.03% percent or +0.25 point.The Dow Futures are trading at 25,030.00 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -8.00 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,724.47 with a loss of -1.56% percent or -343.77 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,908.69 for up with +0.21% percent or +63.97 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,273.76 for up with +0.44% percent or +14.35 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 34,146.21 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -37.83 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,195.56 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -36.35 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,327.94 with a loss of -0.87% percent or -107.91 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,294.51 with a loss of -0.49% percent or -25.98 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 377.73 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -1.89 point.
Thursday’s Factors and Events
The board of directors of Cboe Global Markets, Inc. CBOE has recently authorized a share buyback program to return more to its shareholders. The latest authorization will allow the company to spend up to an additional $150 million to repurchase its common stock, effective immediately.
The authorization will be added to the existing share repurchase program amounting to nearly $75 million. With the new approval, the company will now have approximately $225 million left under the share buyback program. Earlier, the company had $97 million remaining under its share repurchase authorization as of Dec 31, 2017.
Cboe Global’s solid balance sheet and liquidity position have provided the required support in enhancing shareholders’ value through prudent share buybacks and consistent dividend payments. Further, the company has been lowering debt level and making strategic investments to accelerate its overall growth and also boost the long-term shareholder value.
U.S. market were lower on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,029.20 with a loss of -1.50% percent or -380.83 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,713.83 with a loss of -1.11% percent or -30.45 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,273.01 with a loss of -0.78% percent or -57.35 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,512.45 with a loss of -1.56% percent or -24.03 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 921.34 with a loss of -1.76% percent or -16.49 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,864.61 with a loss of -1.20% percent or -22.60 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,201.87 with a loss of -1.19% percent or -14.44 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,600.15 with a loss of -1.11% percent or – 17.94 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,501.23 with a loss of -1.07% percent or -16.28 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 25,029.20 with a loss of -1.50% percent or -380.83 point.