U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,August 27.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,968.60 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -22.63 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,233.50 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -78.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,473.12 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -0.20% point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 23,208.86 with a loss of –0.35% percent or –82.00 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,282.31 with a loss of –0.82% percent or –209.48  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,350.11 up with +0.61% percent or +20.37  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,252.03 up with +0.46% percent or +178.11 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,148.53 with a loss of –0.32% percent or -41.62 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,025.24 with a loss of –0.46% percent or –0.46% point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 372.28 with a loss of -0.23% percent or ?0.84  point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

The luxury goods retailer reported a mixed quarter, with revenue below forecasts, but earnings beating analysts’ estimates. Tiffany’s results were helped by an improvement in sales in China, and the company said global sales trends are continuing to improve during the current quarter. Comparable-store sales fell 24% from a year ago, compared to the drop of 16.9% expected by analysts polled by FactSet.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,665.06 up with +1.73%percent or +198.59 point.the Dow is trading at 28,331.92 up with +0.30% percent or +83.48 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,478.73 up with +1.02% percent or +35.11 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,560.19 with a loss of -0.70% percent or -11.02 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 902.38 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -7.97 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,928.63 with a loss of –0.37% percent or ?7.10 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,629.28  up with +1.52% percent or  +24.40 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,029.42 up with +0.93% percent or +18.80  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,930.57 up with +1.03% or  +19.73 point.