U.S. stock futures lower  in pre-market trading for , April 25.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,855.62 up with +0.10%  percent or +7.87 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,422.00  with a loss of -0.45% percent or -119.00 point.  The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,928.12  with a loss of -0.09% percent or -2.63 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,307.58  up with +0.48% percent or +107.58 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,560.38  with a loss of -0.82% percent or -245.45   point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,123.83  with a loss of -2.43% percent or -77.79 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,115.64  up with +0.16% percent or +60.96 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,449.96   with  a loss of -0.29% percent or -21.79 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,290.76  with a loss of -0.18% percent or  -22.40 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,561.46 with a loss of -0.26% percent or -14.60 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 390.26   with a loss of -0.18% percent or -0.72 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures were mixed on Thursday morning, as market participants digested geopolitical news and looked ahead to another day of corporate earnings.

After trading modestly lower in early trading, Dow futures tumbled after component 3M reported earnings that were much lower than analysts had expected. The company also slashed its full-year outlook and announced plans to cut 2,000 jobs worldwide.

Wall Street ended Wednesday’s session lower on the back of mixed corporate results. Earnings will remain the biggest market focus Thursday with Comcast and UPS due to report before the bell. Amazon, Ford, Inter, Starbucks and T-Mobile are set to update investors after the bell.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,102.01  with a loss of -0.23% percent or -18.81 point.the Dow is trading at 26,597.05   with a loss of -0.22% percent or -59.34 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,927.25 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -6.43 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,588.13  up with +0.19% percent or +3.04 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 973.85 up with +0.23% percent or +2.23 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,977.67 up with +0.35% percent or +6.83 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,297.02   with a loss of -0.35% percent or -4.54 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,725.52  with a loss of -0.17% percent or -2.91 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,621.91  with a loss of -0.20% or -3.17 point.