The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,775.12  with a loss of -0.07% percent or -1.88 point.Other U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for  February 18. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,883.50  with a loss of -0.08% percent or -21.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,060.88 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -10.37 point.


Looking at individual stocks, Germany’s Wirecard surged to the top of the European benchmark after financial watchdog BaFin issued a ban against establishing or increasing short positions in the company’s stock. Shares of the firm jumped 12 percent on the news.

Meanwhile, soft drink bottler Coca-Cola HBC tumbled toward the bottom of the index. It comes after the company announced on Monday it would buy Serbian biscuit and confectionery maker Bambi for an enterprise value of 260 million euros ($294 million). Shares of the London-listed stock were under pressure during mid-morning deals.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,883.25 up with +1.33% percent or +339.98 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,775.60 up with  +1.09% percent or +29.87 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,472.41 up with +0.61% percent or +45.46 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,569.25 up with +1.56% percent or +24.14 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 975.24  up with +1.47% percent or +14.09  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,914.01  up with +1.18% percent or +22.35 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,217.96  up with +1.09% percent or +13.16 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,643.45  up with +1.11% percent or +17.96 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,540.37  up with +1.07% percent or +16.29 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,281.85 up with +1.82% percent or +381.22 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,357.86  up with +1.64% percent or +457.02 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,754.36  up with +2.68% percent or +71.97 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,643.57 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -165.38 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,223.67 with a loss of  -0.18% percent or -13.01 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,285.15  with a loss of -0.13% percent or -14.65 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,161.47 up with +0.16% percent or +8.29 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 369.31 up with +0.10% percent or +0.39 point.