Nasdaq Futures Opening Update as on 24 July 2018

U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for Tuesday, July 24.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,441.00 up with +0.14% percent or +11.50 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,121.00 up with +0.35% percent or +88.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,817.50  up with +0.20% percent or +5.50 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,510.48 up with +0.51% percent or  +113.49 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,664.00 up with +1.44% percent or +407.88 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,905.56 up with +1.61% percent or  +46.02 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,775.90 up with  + 0.16% percent or +57.30  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,720.79 UP with +0.85% percent or  +65.00 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,744.41 UP with +1.56% percent or +197.11 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,432.58 UP  with +1.01% percent or +54.05 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 388.72 UP with +0.99% percent or +3.76 point.

Tuesday’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).

On the sales front, the parent company was focused on the Fortune 500 segment where it’s “entrenched” with global revenues expected to hit the USD 1 billion mark next year, he said.

Monday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,841.87 up with +0.28% percent or +21.67 point. the Dow is trading at 25,044.29 with a loss of -0.055% percent or  -13.83 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,806.98  up with +0.18% percent or  +5.15 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,698.41 up with +0.095% percent or +1.61 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,055.76  with a loss of -0.022% percent or -0.23 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,998.01 with a loss of -0.018% percent or -0.35 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,239.46 up with +0.25% percent or +3.13 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,670.95 up  with +0.15% percent or +2.51 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,558.22 up with +2.41 percent or -2.03 point;

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