Nasdaq Futures Opening Update as on 13 April 2018

U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, April 13.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,661.50  with a loss of -0.14% percent or -8.75 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at  2,666.50 for up with +0.09% percent or  +2.00 point. The The Dow Futures are trading at 24,484.00 for up with +0.10% percent or +25.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,778.74 for up  with +0.55% percent or  +118.46 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,808.38 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -22.90 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,159.05  with a loss of -0.66% percent or  -21.11 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 34,260.16 for up with +0.47% percent or  +159.03  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,252.69 with a loss of  -0.08% percent or -5.65 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,468.04 for up  with +0.43% percent or  +53.03 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,321.50  for up with +0.23% percent or +12.28 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 379.66  for up  with +0.02% percent or +0.86 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

The NASDAQ 100 After Hours Indicator is up 2.69 to 6,658.95. The total After hours volume is currently 65,326,737 shares traded.

The following are the most active stocks for the after hours session :

Micron Technology, Inc. ( MU ) is +0.21 at $52.80, with 4,124,923 shares traded. Over the last four weeks they have had 4 up revisions for the earnings forecast, for the fiscal quarter ending May 2018. The consensus EPS forecast is $2.81. As reported by Zacks, the current mean recommendation for MU is in the “buy range”.

Ford Motor Company ( F ) is +0.01 at $11.32, with 2,848,022 shares traded. F’s current last sale is 83.85% of the target price of $13.5.

Intel Corporation ( INTC ) is +0.02 at $52.74, with 2,661,847 shares traded. As reported by Zacks, the current mean recommendation for INTC is in the “buy range”.

Thursday’s Activity

U.S. market were higher on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,483.05  for up with +1.21% percent or +293.60 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,663.99 for up with +0.83% percent or +21.80 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,140.25 for up with +1.01% percent or  +71.22 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,557.33 for up  with +0.68% percent or +10.52 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 956.52 for up with +0.52% percent or+4.99 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,890.00 for up with +0.42% percent or  +7.91 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,170.79 for up  with +0.88% percent or +10.21 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,579.68 for up with +0.78% percent or +12.19 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,476.96 for up  with  +0.79% percent or +11.51 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,483.05 for up with +1.21% percent or +293.60 point.

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