U.S. stock futures  lower in pre-market trading for Friday, April 20. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,751.75  with a loss of  -0.42% percent or  -28.25 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at  2,687.50 with a loss of -0.20% percent or  -5.50 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,568.00  with a loss of -0.28% percent or -69.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,162.24  with a loss of -0.13% percent or  ?28.94 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,477.26  with a loss of -0.74% percent or ?227.48 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,070.21 with a loss of -1.51% percent or  ?46.99 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,375.47  with a loss of -0.15% percent or -52.61  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,354.23  up with 0.35% percent or +25.31 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,557.96   with a loss of -0.075% percent or  ?9.46 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,389.41  with a loss of -0.041% percent or ?2.23 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 381.30 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -0.65 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

should be reporting its fiscal first-quarter 2019 earnings in a couple of weeks, most likely during the week of May 7. No exact date is set yet.

The graphics processing unit (GPU) specialist has a lot of momentum, with investor expectations surely high. It’s coming off another great year, with revenue and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) soaring 41% and 88%, respectively, in fiscal 2018. And a few weeks ago, it held its GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2018, where it announced some exciting new products  and partnerships .

NVIDIA stock has returned 139% over the one-year period through April 18, crushing the S&P 500‘s 17.6%. Shares, which closed at $236.40 on April 18, are nearly 6% off their all-time closing high of $250.48 reached on March 16.

Thursday’s Activity

U.S. market were lower on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,664.89  with a loss of -0.34% percent or ?83.18 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,693.13  with a loss of -0.57% percent or ?15.51  point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,238.06 with  a loss of -0.78% percent or  ?57.18 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,573.82   with a loss of -0.62% percent or -9.74 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 967.81  with a loss of -0.75% percent or  ?7.29 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,913.62  with a loss of -0.48% percent or ?9.18 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,181.89  with a loss of -0.45% percent or  ?5.37 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,597.25   with a loss of -0.57% percent or ?9.21 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,493.45 with  a loss of -0.57% percent or ?8.56 point;