U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for , February 26.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,103.00 up with -0.32% percent or -22.75 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,036.50 with a loss of -0.24% percent or -62.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,789.62 with a loss of -0.26% percent or -7.38 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,449.39 with a loss of -0.37% percent or ?78.84 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,772.06 with a loss of -0.65% percent or -187.24 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,941.52 with a loss of -0.67% percent or -19.77 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,973.71 with a loss of -0.66% percent or -239.67 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,108.68 with a loss of -1.04% percent or -75.06 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,495.80 with a loss of -0.083% percent or –9.59 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,217.16 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -14.68 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 371.68 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -0.61 point.
Tuesday’s Factors and Events
Market participants are awaiting testimony from Federal ReserveChairman Jerome Powell to a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday. It comes after the U.S. central bank adopted a more cautious stance on future interest rate hikes last month.
On the data front, investors are likely to monitor housing starts and building permits for December at around 8:30 a.m. ET. Philadelphia Fed manufacturing figures for February is expected to be released at the same time, with consumer confidence data for February due later in the session.
For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,554.46 up with +0.36% percent or +26.92 point.the Dow is trading at 26,091.95 up with +0.23% percent or +60.14 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,796.11 up with +0.12% percent or +3.44 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,588.81 with a loss of -0.079% percent or -1.26 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 984.53 with a loss of -0.28% percent or ?2.76 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,933.12 with a loss of -0.031% percent or -0.60 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,228.38 up with +0.27% percent or +3.32 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,656.44 up with +0.12% percent or +1.91 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,552.00 up with +0.13% percent or +2.02 point..