U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,Dec 18.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 12,752.80 up with +0.01% percent or +1.75 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 30,213.00 up with +0.04% percent or +11.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,716.62 up with +0.10% percent or +3.87 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

Companies are under greater pressure than ever before to create an inclusive environment and support a diverse workforce. The practice of displaying pronouns on social media and in executive bios is used by people who wish to show respect for or who identify as trans, gender nonconforming, gender-fluid, non-binary or intersex. (They are represented by the T and Q in the acronym LGBTQ.)

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 12,764.74 up with percent or   +106.56 point.the Dow is trading at 30,303.37 with percent or +148.83 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,722.48 up with + percent or +21.31 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,978.05 up with 1.30% percent or 25.32 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,116.74 up with + percent or +11.21 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,297.91 up with + percent or +19.02 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,703.80 up with + percent or  +7.54 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,232.17 up with +percent or +17.00 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,104.23 with +or +15.27 point