Dow Futures Fall on Lackluster Boeing Guidance

GM's tariff-related outlook cut is weighing on car stocks

Jul 25, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) futures are trading below fair value this morning, following a mostly disappointing round of earnings on Wall Street. Dow component Boeing (BA) is set to open sharply lower, after the company issued a tepid outlook for the rest of the year, and it's a similar setup for automaker General Motors (GM), which slashed its full-year forecast on higher aluminum and steel prices as a result of recent tariffs.

Speaking of which, trade tensions could continue to grab headlines today, with President Donald Trump set to speak with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker this afternoon. Corporate earnings will likely remain the bigger story, however, with names like Visa (V) and Facebook (FB) reporting after the bell.

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  • Plus, another deal in the genetics space; UPS e-commerce demand drives earnings; and Waymo expands self-driving services.

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5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 1.03 million call contracts traded on Tuesday, compared to 647,937 put contracts. The single-session equity put/call ratio settled at 0.63, while the 21-day moving average edged up to 0.62.
  2. GlaxoSmithKline Plc (NYSE:GSK) reported earnings, and the pharma firm said it struck a four-year collaboration with DNA company 23andMe to develop medicines using human genetics. The deal includes a $300 investment from GSK, and has the option to be extended to a fifth year. GSK stock is up 16.2% in 2018, closing Tuesday at $41.21. The shares are 1.3% higher ahead of the bell.
  3. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) stock is up 0.7% before the open, after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings thanks to rising e-commerce demand. UPS stock has struggled in 2018, gapping lower shortly after its January record high near $136, and failing to recover despite recent bullish attention from analysts.
  4. Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Waymo is partnering with more companies to expand its self-driving car services. The company just announced deals with Walmart and Avis, among others, for the Phoenix area, with specific services tied to each company. GOOGL shares closed at $1,258.15 yesterday after hitting an all-time high after earnings.
  5. New home sales and the weekly crude inventories update will hit the Street today. Coca-Cola (KO), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Ford Motor (F), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), GrubHub (GRUB), Hilton Hotels (HLT), Mattel (MAT), Norfolk Southern (NSC), PayPal (PYPL), and Qualcomm (QCOM) are expected to report earnings.

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European Stocks Slip Ahead of Trump-Juncker Meeting

Markets in Asia finished mixed today. On the plus side, Japan's Nikkei added 0.5%, as metal stocks rallied on hopes of a Beijing stimulus plan. Hong Kong's Hang Seng also gained ground, rising 0.9%, as tech and financial shares surged. However, China's Shanghai Composite snapped its three-day win streak to close down 0.04%, while South Korea's Kospi gave back 0.3%.

European stocks are lower at midday, as caution sets in ahead of the Trump-Juncker trade meeting. Investors are also panning the latest round of corporate earnings, with shares of Deutsche Bank lower after the German lender's results, and LVMH stock higher on a positive reaction to the French retailer's report. At last check, London's FTSE 100 is down 0.8%, the French CAC 40 is off 0.1%, and the German DAX is down 0.7% -- even as the Ifo business climate index for July came in at a better-than-expected 101.7.


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