U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,May 14.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 13,202.20 with +0.78% percent or +102.00 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 34,060.00 up with +0.36% percent or +122.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 4,126.50 up with +0.47% percent or +19.50 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 28,066.46 up with  percent or +618.45 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,948.28 up with + percent or +229.61 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,475.19 up with + percent or +45.65 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 48,749.05 up with percent or +58.25 point at 12:15 PM.For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,004.63 up with +percent or +56.64 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 6,279.35 up with +percent or +11.96 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 15,150.22 up with + percent or +30.47 point.

A new batch of $1,400 stimulus checks has been issued to Americans, bringing the total number of payments sent to about 165 million, or $388 billion.

This marks the ninth set of payments since the $1,400 stimulus checks were authorized by Congress in March.

The checks are for up to $1,400 per adult, based on certain income thresholds and other requirements, as well as $1,400 per dependent.

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,752.24 up with + percent or +119.39 point.the Dow is trading at 34,021.45 up with +percent or +229.23 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 4,232.60 up with + percent or +30.98 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed  at 2,170.95 up with +1.68% percent or +35.81 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,325.60 up with  percent or  +31.20 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,676.40 up with percent or +47.50 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,862.48 up with percent or  +21.06 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,446.40 up with percent or +28.36 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,306.15 up with or +25.94 point.