U.S. stock futures mixed  in pre-market trading for , February 20.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,071.00 up with +0.04% percent or +2.75 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,874.50 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -8.50 point.  The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,778.62  with a loss of  0.00% percent or -0.13 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,431.49 up with +0.60% percent or +128.84 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,502.42  up with +0.97% percent or +274.29 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,761.22  up with +0.20% percent or +5.57 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,582.86 up with +0.65% percent or +230.25 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,199.95 up with +0.29% percent or +20.78 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,345.66  up with +0.32% percent or +36.45 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,173.77  up with  +0.26% percent or +13.25 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 369.94  up with +0.26% percent or +0.96 point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

An extension to the current deadline would prevent an immediate increase in tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 percent from 10 percent.

In corporate news, investors are likely to closely monitor a flurry of earnings reports. CVS Health, Bausch Health and Garmin were among the major companies expected to publish their quarterly results before the opening bell.

Agilent, Cheesecake Factory and Sturm Ruger are all set to publish their latest figures after market close.

Tuesday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,486.77 up with +0.19% percent or +14.36 point.the Dow is trading at 25,891.32 up with +0.031% percent or +8.07 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,779.76 up with  +0.15% percent or +4.16 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,574.47 up with +0.33% percent or +5.22 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 980.86 up with +0.58% percent or +5.62  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,916.27  up with +0.12% percent or +2.26 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,219.92  up with +0.16% percent or +1.96 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,646.11  up with +0.16% percent or +2.66 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,542.66 up with +0.15% percent or +2.28 point