U.S. stock futures are mixed in pre-market trading for Thursday, March 08.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,967.25 for up with +0.25% percent or +17.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,728.50 for up with +0.01% percent or +0.25 point.The Dow Futures are trading at 24,792.00 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -31.00 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,368.07 for up with +0.54% percent or +115.35 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,690.29 for up with +1.63% percent or +493.37 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,288.41 for up with +0.51% percent or +16.74 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,253.37 for up with +0.67% percent or +220.28 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,167.09 for up with +0.13% percent or +9.25 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,222.33 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -23.03 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,211.63 for up with +0.46% percent or +23.81 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 373.66 for up with +0.26% percent or +0.97 point.
Thursday’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).
U.S. market were mixed on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,801.36 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -82.76 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,726.80 with a loss of -0.05% percent or -1.32 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,396.65 for up with +0.33% percent or +24.64 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,574.53 for up with +0.79% percent or +12.33 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 956.49 for up with +0.70% percent or +6.66 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,920.42 for up with +0.18% percent or +3.43 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,201.86 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -0.68 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,615.33 for up with +0.05% percent or +0.76 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,511.71 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.20 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,801.36 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -82.76 point.