U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for Friday, September 28.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,642.50 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -14.75 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,421.00 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -52.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,915.00 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -5.00 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 24,120.04 up with +1.36% percent or +323.30 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,726.89 up with 0.040% percent or +11.22 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,821.35 up with +1.06% percent or +29.58 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,399.09 up with +0.21% percent or +74.92 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,494.31 with a loss of -0.68% percent or -51.13 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,270.74 with a loss of – 1.33% percent or -164.85 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,497.99 with a loss of -0.77% percent or -42.41 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 383.70 with a loss of -0.69% percent or -2.67 point.
Friday’s Factors and Events
Many retailers have experienced a boon to their businesses thanks to a strong U.S. economy. But some companies are faring better than others and are positioning themselves for more growth in the coming years.
To help investors narrow down their search for some of the best retail stocks to buy right now, we asked three Motley Fool contributors for their top picks. They came back with Amazon.com(NASDAQ: AMZN) , Walmart (NYSE: WMT) , and Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) . Read on to find out why.
It’s rare to find a company that has a runway for growth in three separate businesses, but there’s nothing normal about Amazon. Although e-commerce may feel ubiquitous, only 10% of total U.S retail sales are online. As the largest e-commerce retailer in the country, Amazon will continue to benefit from a shift to the online channel.
For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,041.97 up with +0.65% percent or +51.60 point. the Dow is trading at 26,439.93 up with +0.21% percent or +54.65 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,914.00 up with +0.28% percent or +8.03 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,690.53 with a loss of -0.064% percent or -1.08 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,057.62 with a loss of -0.040% percent or -0.42 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,012.69 up with +0.027% percent or +0.55 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,295.32 up with +0.41% percent or +5.24 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,725.83 up with +0.24% percent or +4.15 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,614.32 up with +0.27% percent or +4.28 point;