UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,432.00 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -20.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,315.00 with a loss of -0.64% percent or -34.50 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,133.50 with a loss of -0.58% percent or -71.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,343.00 with a loss of -0.45% percent or -15.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Two companies with the name Smith are in the top five risers on the London Stock Exchange.
Packaging company DS Smith is up about 1.5%, and engineers Smiths Group are at 0.95%.
DS Smith released an upbeat trading update this morning, while the latter company is reportedly subject to a takeover bid.
At the other end of the FTSE 100, WPP is a far outlier, having shed a whole 8%. The next biggest loser is Just Eat, trading 1.9% lower.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,952.48 with a loss of -0.048% percent or -12.34 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,896.72 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -4.80 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,091.25 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -18.29 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,580.83 with a loss of -0.51% percent or -116.07 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,267.80 with a loss of -2.52% percent or -705.54 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,704.34 with a loss of -1.68% percent or -46.24 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,870.01 with a loss of -0.75% percent or -287.91 point at 12:15 PM.