Nasdaq Futures Opening Update as on 05 March 2018

U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Monday, March 05. The Dow Futures are trading at 24,502.00 with a loss of –0.13% percent or -33.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,684.75  with a loss of -0.20%  percent or -5.50 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,800.50  with a loss of  -0.06% percent or -4.25 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,042.09  with a loss of -0.66% percent or  -139.55 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,173.04   with a loss of -1.34% percent or -410.41 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,256.56 for up  with  +0.06% percent or +2.03 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,722.25 with a loss of -0.95% percent or  -324.69  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,090.25  for up with +0.29% percent or  +20.35 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 11,948.03  for up with +0.29% percent or +34.32 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,143.47  for up with +0.13% percent or +6.89 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 368.08  for up with +0.29% percent or +1.09 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

Pegasystems Inc would launch full-fledged sales operations in India, which has emerged as a “relevant” market with growth potential for the NASDAQ-listed technology firm, said a company official.

A formal announcement in this regard is expected shortly, Managing Director of Pegasystems India Suman Reddy told PTI.

The US-headquartered CRM and BPM software company, which has completed ten years in India, currently has two development centres in the country with a total headcount of 1,500 — Hyderabad (1,100) and Bengaluru (400).

Friday’s Activity

U.S. market were Mixed on Friday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,538.06  with  a loss of -0.29% percent or -70.92 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,691.25 for up  with +0.51% percent or  +13.58 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,257.87  for up with +1.08% percent or  +77.31 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,533.17  for up with +1.71% percent or +25.78 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 932.68  for up  with +1.69% percent or +15.54 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,878.61 for up with  +1.10% percent or +20.52 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,189.04  for up with +0.38% percent or +4.50 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,591.38  for up with +0.65% percent or +10.21 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,490.72  for up with +0.56% percent or +8.31 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,538.06   with  a loss of -0.29% percent or  -70.92 point.


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