U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for,Jan 24.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,278.62 up with +0.33% percent or +30.37 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 29,196.50  up with +0.24% percent or +69.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,333.62 up with +0.23% percent or +7.62 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,827.18 up with +0.13% percent or +31.74   point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,949.64 up with +0.15% percent or +40.52  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,976.53 with a loss of –2.75% percent or –84.23 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,514.00 up with +0.31% percent or +127.60 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,569.89 UP with +1.36% percent or +181.47 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 6,039.52 up with +1.13%  percent or +67.73 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 424.88  up with +1.15% percent or +4.84 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

“While the stock has had a massive rally over the past year and thus far in 2020, we continue to believe this is a ‘must own’ stock into what we would characterize as a transformational 5G supercycle over the next 12 to 18 months with Apple being our favorite 5G play,” said the analyst who has been pounding the table over Apple’s fortunes lately.

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,402.48 up with +0.20% percent or  +18.71 point.the Dow is trading at 29,160.09 with a loss of –0.090% percent or –26.18  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,325.54 up with +0.11% percent or +3.79 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,685.01 up with  +0.03%  percent or +0.55 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,031.47  up with +0.19% percent or +point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,086.86 up with +0.21% percent or +4.34 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,487.22 up with +0.035% percent or +0.52  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,947.13 up with 0.11% percent or +2.10 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,838.35 up with +0.11% or +2.07 point.