Stock Futures Signal No End to Record-Hitting Rally

The Dow is fresh off a record close

Assistant Editor
Feb 11, 2021 at 9:14 AM
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After yesterday's volatile trading, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) futures are looking to extend their record close, while S&P 500 Index (SPX) and Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) futures are pointed higher as well. This morning, investor's are unpacking a slew of earnings reports as well as jobs data. Initial weekly jobless claims came in at 793,000 for last week, falling from last week's revised estimate of 812,000, but higher than the forecasted 760,000 by the Dow Jones. 

Elsewhere, stimulus talks are ongoing in Washington D.C., while Fed Chair Jerome Powell noted to the Economic Club of New York yesterday that the Fed aims to keep interest rates low for the time being to help the labor market recover.

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

  • This tech stock just pulled back to a historically bullish trendline.  
  • The semiconductor stock breaking out of a flag-like pattern.  
  • Plus, Uber drops after earnings; ZG announces acquisition; and Sonos stock soars.


5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw more than 2.2 million call contracts traded on Wednesday, and 811,330 put contracts. The single-session equity put/call ratio rose to 0.37 and the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.40.
  2. Rideshare giant Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE:UBER) is down 1.9% before the bell, after the company reported slightly narrower-than-expected fourth-quarter losses per share, as well as a revenue miss. To follow, no fewer than 18 analysts raised their price targets, with one price-target cut from Deutsche Bank to $78 from $80. Fresh off yesterday's record high, UBER is up 23.9% year-to-date.
  3. The shares of Zillow Group (NASDAQ:ZG) are up 11.8% in electronic trading, after the digital real estate company's fourth-quarter earnings and revenue beat. The company also announced an upbeat revenue forecast, as well as the acquisition of online home-viewing-scheduling platform for $500 million in cash. In response, ZG received no fewer than 11 price-target hikes, including one from Benchmark all the way to $230 from $140. 
  4. Sonos Inc (NASDAQ:SONO) stock is surging, up 18.4% ahead of the open, after the speaker-maker's better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter earnings and revenue. No fewer than five analysts raised their price targets, and Sonos stock is looking to gap to a fresh record high straight out of the gate this morning. 
  5. Today, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) monthly report is due out. 

Buzz Chart Feb 11

Europe Eyeing Earnings Reports

Asian markets were quiet on Thursday, with China’s Shanghai Composite, the South Korean Kospi, and the Japanese Nikkei all closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng reacted with optimism to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments that policy should remain  “patiently accommodative,” and closed early for the holiday with a 0.5% gain.

Meanwhile, European stocks are mostly higher, though still taking a breather from Wall Street’s rally. Investors are also digesting a slew of corporate earnings reports from major names including AstraZeneca (AZN), Credit Agricole, and Commerzbank. At last check, the German DAX is up 0.7%, while the French CAC 40 is up 0.02%, and London’s FTSE 100 is slightly below breakeven at a 0.01% loss.


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