U.S. stock futures mixed in pre-market trading for,Jan 31.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,168.00  with a loss of -0.52% percent or -48.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,675.50 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -115.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,274.12 with a loss of -0.48% percent or -15.63 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world,Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,205.18 up with +0.99% percent or +227.43   point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,384.60 with a loss of –0.24% percent or –64.53  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 40,810.35 with a loss of –0.25% percent or –103.47 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,115.46 with a loss of –0.32% percent or –41.66 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,836.00 with a loss of –0.61%  percent or –35.77 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 413.32 with a loss of -0.45% percent or -1.86 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

The stocks of the other nine companies at the top of last year’s most admired ranking have gained an average of 22.9% since then, according to FactSet, lagging behind the S&P 500’s SPX, +0.31% 26.3%. (These returns were calculated assuming the reinvestment of dividends.) In contrast, the 10 companies at the bottom of the Fortune ranking produced an average gain that was 3.4 percentage points better than the admired companies, thereby equaling the return of the S&P 500.

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,269.68 up with +1.43% percent or +130.37 point.the Dow is trading at 28,722.85 up with +0.66% percent or  +187.05   point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,276.24 up with +1.01% percent or +32.61 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,648.22 with a loss of -0.06%  percent or -1.00 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,003.03  with a loss of –0.14% percent or -1.39 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,047.92 up with 0.062% percent or +1.26 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,471.24 up with +0.31% percent or +4.54  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,922.25 up with +0.30% percent or +5.72 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,816.00 up with +0.32% or +5.85 point.