U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,August 19.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,333.50 up with +0.01% percent or +1.50 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,587.00 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -45.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,367.12 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -5.58 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 22,880.62 with a loss of –1.00% percent or –229.99 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,726.89 with a loss of –1.80% percent or –452.02 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,361.16 with a loss of –1.38% percent or –46.97 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,329.60 with a loss of –0.74% percent or –285.19  point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,857.61   with a loss of –0.92% percent or -119.72 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,926.93 with a loss of –1.01% percent or ?50.30 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 366.82 with a loss of -0.75% percent or –2.76  point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

Apple made history on Wednesday as the iPhone maker became the first U.S. company to reach a market cap of $2 trillion. With that milestone, Apple officially doubled its valuation in just over two years. The stock is up nearly 60% in 2020 and remains responsible the market’s rally off its springtime low. Apple shares were higher slightly in premarket trading Thursday.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,146.46 with  a loss of -0.57% percent or -64.38 point.the Dow is trading at 27,692.88 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -85.19 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,374.85 with a loss of –0.44% percent or -14.93 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,572.07  up with +0.15% percent or +2.29 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 908.43 up with +0.14% percent or +1.30 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,927.96 with a loss of  –0.41% percent or -8.02 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,563.03  with a loss of –0.41% percent or  ?6.42 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,973.89 with a loss of –0.43%percent or -8.59  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,973.89 with a loss of –0.47% or  -8.82 point.