The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,037.12  up with +0.05% percent or +1.37 point.  Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  October 30.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,045.50 up with +0.01% percent or +3.50 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,066.38  up with +0.14% percent or +11.13 point.


Investors parsed another round of corporate earnings reports Tuesday with the health sector and finance sector providing some support, but technology shares weighed on the indexes.

Dow components Merck & Co. Inc. MRK, +3.53% and Pfizer Inc. PFE, +2.49%  closed 2.5% and 3.5% higher, respectively. Merck reported third-quarter profit and revenue that beat expectations and Pfizer said that third-quarter earnings rose more than expected, while upgrading guidance for the full-year 2019. The drug companies combined to give the Dow a 32-point boost in Tuesday trade.


For the day the Dow is trading at 27,071.42 with a loss of –0.071% percent or  –19.30 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,036.89 with a loss of –0.083% percent or –2.53 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,276.85  with a loss of –0.59% percent or –49.13 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,577.07 up with +0.33% percent or +5.14 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 980.36 up with +0.39% percent or +3.82 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,975.24 up with +0.23% percent or  +4.63  point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,345.85 with a loss of –0.35% percent or −4.72 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,779.62  with a loss of –0.058%  percent or -1.03 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,677.41 with a loss of –0.085%  or -1.42  point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,843.12 with a loss of –0.57% percent or –131.01 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,623.27 with a loss of –0.61% percent or –163.49 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,939.32 with a loss of –0.50% percent or –14.86  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,093.46 up with +0.66% percent or +261.62 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,923.66  with a loss of –0.12% percent or –15.96 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,753.00  up with +0.22% percent or +12.86 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 398.41  up with +0.01% percent or +0.04  point.