U.S. stock futures mixed in pre-market trading for wednesday, July 18.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,415.75  with a loss of  -0.09% percent or -6.50 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,108.00 up with +0.01% percent or +2.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,811.00  with a loss of  -0.01% percent or -0.25 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,794.19 up with +0.43% percent or +96.83 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,104.40  with a loss of – 0.27% percent or  -77.28point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,794.67 with  a loss of -0.12% percent or -3.46 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,602.02 up with  + 0.22% percent or +82.06 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,674.20 UP with +0.63% percent or +47.87 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,754.86   up with 0.74% percent or +93.32 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,452.33  up with +0.55% percent or +29.79 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 386.83 up with +0.47% percent or +1.80 point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open Wednesday, as investors monitor a flurry of corporate earnings and a fresh batch of economic data.

At around 7 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 5 points, indicating a gain of 11.11 points. Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 futures were also set to open little changed from the previous session.

Morgan Stanley reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue as trade revenue surpassed expectations. Shares of the banking giant rose more than 2.5 percent in the premarket. U.S. Bancorp also posted a stronger-than-forecast profit, sending its stock up by 0.4 percent. Abbott Labs is scheduled to report later on Wednesday. American Express, eBay and IBM were all set to report earnings after the close.

Tuesday’s Activity

The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,855.12 up with 0.63%percent or +49.40 point.the day the Dow is trading at 25,119.89 up with +0.22% percent or +55.53 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,809.55 up with +0.40% percent or +11.12 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,687.26 up with +0.52% percent or +8.72 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,047.63  up with +0.63% percent or +6.53 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,994.74 up with +0.47% percent or +9.37 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,240.90 up with 0.35% percent or +4.29 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,671.53 up with 0.43% percent or +7.17  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,559.66 up with 0.42% percent or +6.58 point;