The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,420.00 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -50.00 point .The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,706.50 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -32.90 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 30,060.00 up with +0.01% percent or +4.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Singapore stocks were an upside outlier, with the Straits Times Index STI, -1.10% climbing less than 0.1% as equities there are supported by upbeat earnings news. The city-state’s biggest bank, DBS Group Holdings Ltd. D05, -4.34% , climbed 0.7% Wednesday to move deeper into record territory following Monday’s first-quarter report. The index is at levels last seen in late 2007, when it set a record high of 5%.
Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -0.16% slipped 0.2% and South Korea’s Kospi SEU, -0.73% edged down 0.3%.
Notable individual movers include Samsung BioLogics 207940, -3.47% , which tumbled as much as 20% after South Korea’s financial watchdog accused the company of accounting-rules violations. It denies the allegation. It closed down 17%.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 23,924.98 with a loss of -0.72% percent or -174.07 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,635.67 with a loss of -0.72% percent or -19.13 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,100.90 with a loss of -0.42% percent or -29.81 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,554.91 up with +0.29% percent or +4.57 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 953.41 up with +0.16% percent or +1.53 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,875.83 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -3.74 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,156.64 with a loss of -0.67% percent or -7.76 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,564.57 with a loss of -0.61% percent or -9.61 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,461.84 with a loss of -0.69% percent or -10.10 point;