U.S. stock futures higher  in pre-market trading for , May 03.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,774.38 up with +0.52% percent or +40.13 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,332.50 up with +0.26% percent or +67.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,925.88  up with +0.29% percent or +8.38 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,258.73 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -48.85 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,038.10 up with +0.31% percent or +93.92   point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,078.34  up with +0.52% percent or +15.84 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,110.47  up with +0.33% percent or +129.04 point at 12:15 PM..The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,409.16  up with  +0.79% percent or +57.85 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,387.14  up with  +0.34% percent or  +41.72 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,554.00 up with +0.27% percent or +15.15 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 390.43  up with +0.41% percent or +1.59 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures moved higher on Friday morning, as market participants await key U.S. employment data.

Dow futures indicated a rise of more than 82 points at the open, while the Nasdaq Composite is set to open 40 points higher. Futures on the S&P 500 were also slightly higher.

Wall Street posted a second day of losses on Thursday as yields moved higher in the Treasury market, driven by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments Wednesday on low inflation pressures being “transitory.” The comments lowered the odds of an insurance rate cut, which disappointed investors.

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,036.77  wilth  a loss of -0.16% percent or -12.87 point. the Dow is trading at 26,307.79 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -122.35 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,917.52 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -6.21 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,582.65 up with +0.40% percent or +6.27 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 969.10 up with +0.24% percent or +2.34 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,952.87 up with +0.21% percent or +4.00 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,292.88  with a loss of -0.37% percent or -4.81 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,719.62  with a loss of -0.15% percent or -2.60 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,616.37   with a loss of -0.19% or -3.12 point.