U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,Feb 19.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 13,680.20 up with +0.35% percent or +47.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 31,484.00 up with +0.17% percent or +53.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,919.38 with +0.25% percent or +9.88 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

“The prospect of a massive U.S. fiscal stimulus plus a successful vaccine roll-out are solid arguments to bet on a U.S. recovery this year,” Rodrigo Catril, senior foreign exchange strategist at National Australia Bank in Sydney, wrote in a client note.

“But the overnight jobless claims data serve as a reminder of the unevenness of the recovery so far.”

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 14,047.50 up with + percent or  +47.97 point.the Dow is trading at 31,522.75 up with +percent or   +64.35 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,932.59 with a loss of – percent or  ?2.24 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed  at 2,218.39 with a loss of –1.67% percent or -37.72 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 19.70 with a loss of –1.53% percent or  -19.70 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,496.65 with a loss of -1.15% percent or ?28.96 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,793.98 with a loss of -0.51% percent or  ?9.16 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,366.09  with a loss of –0.57%percent or ?13.47 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,221.43 with a loss of –0.48%or ?10.79 point.