U.S. stock lower in pre-market trading for,August 13.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,138.50 up with +0.11% percent or +12.50 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,830.00 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -36.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,365.38 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -4.62 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 23,249.61 up with +1.78% percent or +405.65 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,230.67 with a loss of –0.053% percent or ?13.35 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,320.73 up with +0.044% percent or +1.46 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,315.02 with a loss of –0.14% percent or –54.61  point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,023.65  with a loss of –0.27% percent or -34.98 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,058.10 with a loss of –0.30% percent or –15.21 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 373.25 with a loss of -0.43% percent or –1.63  point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

SmileDirectClub reported an adjusted quarterly loss of 17 cents per share, 3 cents wider than expected, although the maker of dental aligners did see revenue come in above analyst projections. Revenue was down 82 percent from a year earlier, as the pandemic shut many of the company’s stores and led customers to delay purchases.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,012.24  up with +2.13% percent or +229.42 point.the Dow is trading at 27,976.84 up with +1.05% percent or +289.93 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,380.35 up with  +1.40% percent or +46.66 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,583.25 up with 0.52% percent or +8.15 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 924.17 up with +0.48% percent or +4.38 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,958.29 up with +0.68% percent or  +13.15 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,560.59 up with +1.60% percent or +24.59 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,974.48 up with +1.34% percent or +26.19 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,873.57 up  with +1.40% or  +25.78 point.