Dow Jones Falls 200 Points With 8 Key Earnings Movers; Microsoft Earnings Due

Dow Jones Falls 200 Points With 8 Key Earnings Movers; Microsoft Earnings Due

The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly dropped 200 factors Tuesday as fourth-quarter earnings season picked up with eight key earnings reporters, together with Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Verizon Communications (VZ). Software big Microsoft (MSFT) studies after the market shut.


Along with J&J and Verizon, different firms reporting earnings forward of Tuesday’s open included 3M (MMM), D.R. Horton (DHI), Halliburton (HAL) and Travelers (TRV).

MMM inventory dived greater than 5%, whereas DHI shares climbed 3%. Halliburton inventory dropped 1.3%, whereas JNJ inventory rose 0.7%. Travelers shares had been up 1.7%. And VZ inventory declined practically 2%.

Shares of General Electric (GE) rose 0.3% and Raytheon (RTX) erased early beneficial properties after earnings information. GE topped views in its first report since spinning off its GE Healthcare Technologies (GEHC) unit. Raytheon reported mixed results, with income simply lacking analyst targets.

On the financial entrance, preliminary January PMI for manufacturing and companies from researcher Markit got here out after the market open. Both PMIs remained in contraction, with the manufacturing index at a 46.8 studying and the companies index at a 46.6 studying, each greater than Econoday estimates.

Stock Market Today

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) declined 3.9% on a Bernstein downgrade to market carry out from outperform. Lululemon Athletica (LULU) dropped 4% after Bernstein downgraded the retailer from market carry out to underperform.

Electric-vehicle chief Tesla (TSLA) traded up 1.7% Tuesday morning, forward of its earnings, that are due Wednesday. Dow Jones tech giants Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft had been each decrease after today’s stock market open.

Axon Enterprise (AXON), IBD Stock Of The Day Etsy (ETSY), IBD Leaderboard inventory Fluor (FLR), Medpace (MEDP), Monster Beverage (MNST) and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) — in addition to Dow Jones names Chevron (CVX), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Visa (V) — are among the many high shares to purchase and watch with the market testing the energy of a brand new rally.

Fluor and Medpace are IBD Leaderboard shares. Vertex was IBD’s Stock Of The Day on Wednesday. Axon was featured in this week’s Stocks Near A Buy Zone column.

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Dow Jones Today: Oil Prices, Treasury Yields

After Tuesday’s opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved down 0.5%, and the S&P 500 fell 0.4%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite misplaced 0.2%.

Among U.S. exchange-traded funds, the Nasdaq 100 tracker (*200*) QQQ Trust (QQQ) fell 0.2% and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) traded down 0.3% early Tuesday.

The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield ticked decrease to three.51% Tuesday morning, threatening to snap a three-day win streak. Despite the latest beneficial properties, the 10-year yield is on three-week shedding streak that noticed it hit its lowest degree since mid-September.

Oil costs climbed Tuesday, holding close to its latest highs. West Texas Intermediate futures traded up 0.7% to only above $82 a barrel.

In China, the mainland’s Shanghai Stock Exchange stays closed all week for the nation’s Lunar New Year celebration. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is closed via Wednesday, and can reopen on Thursday.

Stock Market Rally

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 0.8%, and the S&P 500 jumped 1.2%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite surged 2% so as to add to Friday’s beneficial properties.

But Monday’s The Big Picture column cautioned, “The bullish flip within the inventory market additionally invitations the chance that indexes are overshooting their tendencies. Case in level: The MarketSmith short-term overbought-oversold oscillator is close to the very best degree in additional than a 12 months on each the Nasdaq and NYSE.”

Now is a crucial time to learn IBD’s The Big Picture column amid the continuing inventory market rally.

Five Dow Jones Stocks To Buy And Watch Now

Dow Jones Stocks To Buy And Watch: Chevron, JPMorgan, Visa

Energy big Chevron is rounding out the correct aspect of a cup base with a 189.78 purchase level, in keeping with IBD MarketSmith pattern recognition. Keep a watch out for a deal with to supply a decrease entry. Chevron’s fourth-quarter earnings are due Friday. CVX shares fell 0.4% Tuesday.

CVX stock reveals a powerful 95 out of an ideal 99 IBD Composite Rating, per the IBD Stock Checkup. The Composite Rating is designed to assist buyers simply discover high progress shares.

Banking big JPMorgan is about 1% under a 138.76 flat-base purchase level following final week’s breakout try, in keeping with IBD MarketSmith chart evaluation. Shares had been down 0.3% Tuesday morning.

Payments chief Visa is buying and selling in purchase vary above a 220.08 deal with purchase level in a protracted sample. The 5% purchase space goes as much as 231.08. Visa shares had been decrease early Tuesday, forward of the corporate’s fiscal first-quarter outcomes due on Thursday.

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Top Stocks To Buy And Watch: Axon, Etsy

Security chief Axon briefly topped a 189.72 purchase level in a cup-with-handle base throughout Monday’s speedy beneficial properties. Axon shares had been down 1.5% Tuesday morning.

Backstory: Formerly generally known as Taser International, the corporate has taken benefit of the enterprise alternative supplied by public calls for for extra police oversight. Its line of physique cameras and accompanying software program are actually market leaders. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based firm additionally boasts a cloud-based digital proof platform.

Etsy broke out previous a 137.01 purchase level in a cup with deal with, rallying 5.5% Monday and shutting within the 5% purchase space that goes as much as 143.86. ETSY inventory was down 0.9% Tuesday.

Backstory: The firm is a supplier of an internet e-commerce platform the place creators of arts and crafts, classic gadgets and different distinctive items go to promote their merchandise. It has a singular enterprise mannequin that, in the previous couple of years, has gone from a distinct segment e-commerce market to a top-of-mind buying vacation spot throughout quite a few classes.

Fluor, Medpace Break Out

IBD Leaderboard stock Fluor is attempting to interrupt out previous a flat base’s 36.16 purchase level, and is true on the entry following Monday’s 0.1% rise. If shares retake that entry, the 5% purchase space tops out at 37.97. FLR inventory was down 1.2% early Tuesday.

Backstory: Fluor manages large infrastructure tasks within the oil and gasoline, chemical, mining and transport industries. This is an earnings turnaround play. A poor EPS Rating displays internet losses in 2019 and 2020 and a dip in revenue anticipated in 2022 to 86 cents a share. Analysts, nevertheless, see earnings vaulting 95% subsequent 12 months to $1.68 a share.

Medpace is breaking out above a consolidation’s 235.82 purchase level, ending within the purchase zone that tops out at 247.61. In latest weeks, shares moved above an early entry at 220.09. The firm’s earnings outcomes are anticipated on Feb. 13. Medpace shares had been down 0.5% early Tuesday.

Backstory: Medpace is a scientific contract useful resource group, or CRO. It helps drugmakers run the scientific research wanted to realize approval for brand spanking new medicines. In the third quarter, the corporate issued a bullish outlook for 2023, calling for 18% gross sales progress on the midpoint of its steering.

Monster, Vertex Trace Flat Bases

Monster Beverage stays squarely under its 50-day line amid Monday’s slight rise. Shares are tracing a flat base with a 104.75 purchase level. MNST inventory was up 0.2% Tuesday.

Backstory: Monster Beverage leads an energy-drink duopoly with privately held competitor Red Bull. The firm’s portfolio of power drink manufacturers embrace Monster Energy, Reign and NOS Energy.

Monster dominates power drinks within the U.S. and claimed a 39% market share final 12 months, in keeping with Jefferies information, leading to a report $5.5 billion in income for the corporate. Red Bull accounted for 37% of the American power drink market in 2021. Upstart Celsius (CELH), (*8*), claimed 4.9% of the market.

Wednesday’s IBD Stock Of The Day, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, is approaching a 324.85 purchase level in a flat base after bullishly retaking its 50-day line in latest classes. VRTX inventory misplaced 0.2% Tuesday.

Backstory: The firm is well-known for its cystic fibrosis therapies — a market that Vertex estimates at 88,000 sufferers. Of these, there are nonetheless 20,000 sufferers who may obtain its old-school oral therapies. But analysts are awaiting what’s new from Vertex, together with an up to date routine of three medicine that would strengthen Vertex’s place in opposition to rival AbbVie (ABBV).

Stocks To Buy And Watch In Stock Market Rally

These are seven high shares to purchase and watch in right now’s inventory market, together with three Dow Jones leaders.

Company NameSymbolCorrect Buy PointType Of Base
Monster (MNST)104.75Flat base
Fluor (FLR)36.16Flat base
Vertex (VRTX)324.85Flat base
Axon (AXON)189.72Cup with deal with
Etsy (ETSY)137.01Cup with deal with
Medpace (MEDP)235.82Consolidation
JPMorgan (JPM)138.76Flat base
Chevron (CVX)189.78Cup base
Visa (V)220.08Cup with deal with
Source: IBD Data As Of Jan. 24, 2023

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Tesla Stock

Tesla stock raced 7.7% greater Monday, closing at its highest degree since Dec. 19. Despite their latest rebound, shares stay sharply under their 50- and 200-day strains. Tesla inventory closed Monday about 63% off its 52-week excessive. Tesla earnings are due out Wednesday after the shut.

Shares of the EV big seemed so as to add to Monday’s beneficial properties, buying and selling up 1.7% Tuesday morning.

Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft

Among Dow Jones stocks, Apple shares rallied 2.35% Monday, decisively retaking their 50-day line, which they’d been buying and selling underneath since mid-December. The inventory stays round 21% off its 52-week excessive. Apple will report its quarterly earnings on Feb. 2. AAPL inventory traded down 0.1% Tuesday.

Microsoft inventory superior 1% Monday, ending simply above its 50-day line, the place it discovered stout resistance final week. A extra decisive retake can be bullish for the inventory’s prospects, despite the fact that shares stay 23% off their 52-week excessive. Shares had been down 0.4% early Tuesday.

MSFT earnings are due out late Tuesday. The software program big is predicted to earn $2.29 a share on gross sales of $52.9 billion, in keeping with IBD information.

Be certain to comply with Scott Lehtonen on Twitter at @IBD_SLehtonen for extra on progress shares and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


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