U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for , November 01.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,003.75 up with +0.40% percent or +28.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,199.00 up with +0.49% percent or +122.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,723.25 up with +0.45% percent or +12.25 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,687.65 with a loss of -1.06% percent or -232.81 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,367.67 up with +1.55% percent or +387.98 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,606.24 up with +0.13% percent or +3.45 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,380.02 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -62.03 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,136.85 up with +0.12% percent or +8.75 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,525.81 up with +0.68% percent or +78.30 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,101.77 up with +0.17% percent or +8.47 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 363.66 up with +0.57% percent or +2.00 point.
Thursday’s Factors and Events
Investors continue to keep their focus on corporate earnings and data. On Thursday, weekly jobless claims are expected at 8:30 a.m. ET, followed by a PMI manufacturing index at 9:45 a.m. ET and an ISM manufacturing index and construction spending at 10 a.m. ET
In oil markets, crude futures dropped amid signs of rising supply and growing concerns that demand might weaken on the prospect of a global economic slowdown. Brent crude traded at around $74.72 a barrel on Thursday morning, down 0.3 percent, while U.S. crude was at around $65.01 a barrel.
For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,305.90 up with +2.01% percent or +144.25 point.the Dow is trading at 25,115.76 up with +0.97% percent or +241.12 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,682.632,711.74 up with +1.09% percent or +29.11 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,511.41 up with +0.32% percent or +4.78 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 949.96 with a loss of -0.099% percent or -0.94 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,825.10 up with +0.31% percent or +5.57 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,208.84 up with +1.27% percent or +15.14 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,597.71 up with +1.07% percent or +16.97 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,498.65 up with +1.13% percent or +16.80 point;