U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,Feb 05.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 13,595.10  with +0.35% percent or +47.62 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 31,067.50  up with +0.38% percent or +117.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,879.88 up with +0.40%  percent or +15.28 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

Targeting the next round of stimulus payments toward lower-income households would save substantial resources that could be used to support other programs, with minimal impact on economic activity,” write economists Raj Chetty, John Friedman and Michael Stepner, the authors of the Opportunity Insights report.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,777.74 up with  +1.23% percent or +167.20 point.the Dow is trading at 31,055.86 up with +1.08%percent or  +332.26 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,871.74 up with +1.09% percent or +41.57  point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 2,202.42 up with +1.98% percent or +42.72  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,238.28  up with +1.70% percent or +20.69 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,452.33 up with +1.38% percent or +33.44  point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,783.94 up with +1.07% percent or  +18.90 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,337.50  up with +1.19%percent or +27.56  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,193.79 with +1.13%or +24.62 point