Indexes Attempt Another Rally on Heels of Volatile Session

All eyes are on today's federal budget update

Fernanda Horner
Sep 11, 2020 at 9:21 AM
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After yesterday's volatile trading session concluded with the tech sector giving up earlier gains, stock futures are attempting yet another comeback to close out the week. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) are looking to open more than 160 points above fair value. Meanwhile, futures on the S&P 500 Index (SPX) and Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) are also aiming for a head start, though all three major indexes are currently staring at substantial weekly losses. Elsewhere, investors are digesting monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, which showed a 0.4% rise for August.

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

  • Bears eye data stock after ransomware incident.
  • Zscaler stock stumbled despite a quarterly win.
  • Plus, Peloton rides an earnings high; Tesla looks to Asian and European markets; and Rio Tinto CEO to step down.

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5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw over 1.3 million call contracts traded on Thursday, and 717,554 put contracts. The single-session equity put/call ratio fell to 0.54 and the 21-day moving average rose to 0.48. 
  2. Peloton Interactive Inc (NASDAQ:PTON) is up 14.1% in pre-market trading, after the at-home fitness giant posted better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter earnings. The company saw a 172% in revenue to $607.1 million, as its stationary bikes became a popular exercise option during the coronavirus pandemic. The security is up 209% year-to-date.
  3. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is up 3.7% before the bell, after two sources familiar with the matter said the electric car company is planning to export Model 3 vehicles made in China to Asian and European markets. Prior to that, the firm announced it was expanding its manufacturing capacity in China. Year-over-year, the equity is up 651.4%.
  4. The shares of Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) are up 2.5% in electronic trading this morning, after the company said its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jean-Sebastien Jacques would be stepping down by March 2021, after an internal review found the miner legally destroyed historically significant Aboriginal rock shelters. Year-over-year, the security is up 14.4%.
  5. All eyes are on the federal budget update today, as well as KR's earnings report.

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European Markets Mixed as Investors Watch Brexit Negotiations

Markets in Asia were higher to round out the week, as regional technology stocks rose in stark contrast to their stateside sector peers. Mainland stocks finished with the biggest gains, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and China’s Shanghai Composite each tacking on 0.8%, the former propped up by Tencent and semiconductor stocks. Japan’s Nikkei was close behind, closing up 0.7%, with conglomerate Softbank a notable winner. South Korea’s Kospi managed a paltry 0.01% rise.

European markets are mixed this morning, as investors keep a close eye on negotiation between the U.K. and European Union (EU) over abandoning the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. Though the EU has threatened legal action, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has made it clear it will move forward with its Internal Market Bill – despite violating international law. Elsewhere, the U.K. economy grew by 6.6% in July. As a result, London’s FTSE 100 is up 0.2%, followed closely by France’s CAC 40 which is 0.1% higher. Rounding out the region, the German DAX is down 0.1%.


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