Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures Bounce With Oil Prices

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Jun 21, 2017 at 9:04 AM
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Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures are trading above fair value, with the blue-chip index on track to bounce back amid stabilizing oil prices. After oil slipped into bear-market territory yesterday, the now front-month August-dated crude futures have tacked on 0.5% to trade at $43.72 per barrel ahead of this morning's weekly crude inventories update. Futures on the S&P 500 Index (SPX) and Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) are also higher before what looks to be an up day for U.S. stocks.

Continue reading for more on today's market, including:

  • 20 stocks to buy now, courtesy of Schaeffer's Senior Quantitative Analyst Rocky White.
  • AMD stock's big surge could spook short sellers. 
  • How to take control of your retirement savings with options.
  • Plus, Uber's C-suite shake-up; CarMax stock set to pop post-earnings; and Target gets downgraded.

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5 Things You Need to Know Today
  1. The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 702,015 call contracts traded on Tuesday -- the fewest since April 18 -- compared to 507,122 put contracts. The single-session equity put/call ratio jumped to 0.72, and the 21-day moving average remained at 0.63.
  2. After announcing a leave of absence last week, Uber founder Travis Kalanick said he would resign as the company's CEO amid pressure from top investors, but will remain on the board. The ride-hailing service has faced intense scrutiny following a barrage of sexual harassment and discrimination scandals, which led to a mass firing earlier this month.
  3. CarMax, Inc (NYSE:KMX) reported first-quarter earnings of $1.13 per share on $4.54 billion in revenue -- better than what analysts were expecting -- while same-store sales for used cars rose by a higher-than-anticipated 8.2%. KMX stock is set to open the session up 8%.
  4. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) was downgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Citi, with the brokerage firm citing increased competition from other retailers. TGT stock is trading 0.8% lower ahead of the bell, and could stage another test of the round $50 mark.
  5. Existing home sales are due. Oracle (ORCL) will report earnings.

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Overseas Trading

Stock markets throughout Asia remained under pressure as oil prices continued their drop. The one outperformer was China's Shanghai Composite, which managed a 0.5% win after the MSCI decided to include mainland Chinese stocks in its emerging markets fund. However, the Hang Seng still fell 0.6%. In Japan, the Nikkei lost 0.5%. Traders there digested news that Toshiba has chosen a consortium of investors as its preferred bidder for its chip business. South Korea's Kospi also closed lower, losing 0.5%. 

Oil prices are also pushing European stocks into the red. In the U.K., investors are watching a steep sell-off in lending stock Provident, while also keeping a close eye on a speech from Queen Elizabeth. At last check, the FTSE 100 was down 0.6%. Germany's DAX has also shed 0.5% today, making France's CAC 40 the biggest loser so far, down 0.8%.  


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