Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures Point to Another Run Higher

5 Price Points That Could Trip Up Bulls

Nov 22, 2016 at 9:10 AM
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Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures are above fair value, pointing to another strong day for stocks with a relatively quiet session ahead on the economic calendar. The blue-chip index finished Monday at a record closing high, as did the S&P 500 Index (SPX)Nasdaq Composite (COMP), and Russell 2000 Index (RUT), marking the first time the foursome touched synchronized all-time peaks since 1999. Rising oil prices provided the spark higher, following upbeat comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding an Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) production-cut agreement. While January-dated crude futures have pulled back, last seen 0.8% lower at $47.87 per barrel, the major stock indexes look poised to make a run at fresh record highs.

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Dow Futures November 22

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are 29 points above fair value.

5 Things You Need to Know Today
  1. The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 852,475 call contracts traded on Monday, compared to 483,528 put contracts. The resultant single-session equity put/call ratio fell to 0.57, while the 21-day moving average stayed put at 0.67.
  2. Discount retailer Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) is set to add 8% at the open, following a strong showing in the earnings confessional. While long-term option bulls may be pleased, some recent put buyers could be sweating, should these gains materialize.
  3. Slowing revenue growth and lackluster guidance overshadowed a per-share earnings beat for cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW). The stock is down 11.4% in pre-market trading, and a slew of analysts have already begun slashing their outlooks on the shares.
  4. Retail stock Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL) is pointed 7.9% higher ahead of the bell, after the company reported third-quarter earnings well above estimates. BURL is up nearly 73% in 2016, as of Monday's close, but could see further gains should short sellers hit the bricks.
  5. Existing home sales data will be released later this morning. Stepping into the earnings spotlight today are Barnes & Noble (BKS), Campbell Soup (CPB), Chico's (CHS), DSW Inc. (DSW), Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), Hormel Foods (HRL), HP Inc (HPQ), Seadrill (SDRL), Signet Jewelers (SIG), and Urban Outfitters (URBN).

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Overseas Trading

Asian stocks were higher, as markets followed suit with yesterday's U.S. gains. Oil continued to rally overnight, overshadowing concerns about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's threat to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Japan's Nikkei tacked on 0.3%, with the yen reversing earlier gains as investors assessed the impact of Monday's earthquake. China's Shanghai Composite added 1% after the central bank raised the yuan reference rate for the first time in 12 sessions. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng lifted 1.4%, and the South Korean Kospi also managed a win, rising 0.9%.

European stocks are higher at midday, with crude futures setting the bullish tone amid expectations for an imminent production cut from OPEC. London's FTSE 100 is up 0.8%, buoyed by strong commodity prices, even as October's public sector borrowing numbers came in lower than expected. The French CAC 40 is trading 0.8% higher, and Germany's DAX is up 0.6%.

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