Stocks Sluggish as Chipmaker Surges

Nvidia's top-line beat is powering the tech sector today

Digital Content Manager
Nov 18, 2021 at 9:55 AM
facebook X logo linkedin

Stock are sluggish this morning, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) down 20 points at last check, while the S&P 500 (SPX) and Nasdaq Composite Index (NDX) modestly higher. Chipmaker Nvidia’s (NVDA) upbeat quarterly results are giving the tech sector a boost, while investors are also poring over another round of weekly jobless claims. This week’s numbers came in at 268,000, as expected.

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

  • How options traders lined up to Kohl’s stock ahead of its earnings.
  • Alibaba stock was struggling even before its ugly earnings this morning.
  • Plus, SONO lifts sales forecast; and 2 retailers entering the earnings confessional.

5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw more than 2 million call contracts traded on Wednesday, compared to 925,027 put contracts. The single-session equity put/call ratio rose to 0.45, and the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.47.
  2. Speaker company Sonos, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONO) reported losses of 7 cents per share for its fiscal fourth quarter, which came in line with analysts’ estimates, though its revenue missed expectations. It did issue an upbeat fiscal 2022 sales forecast, however, which is putting the stock at a 4.4% lead so far today. Year-to-date, SONO is up over 43%.
  3. Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) is down 2.3%, despite the pet store company sharing top- and bottom-line beats for its third quarter, along with hiking its full-year outlook. Petco stock has added over 28% in the last three months.
  4. The shares of Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) are up 10.5% this morning, following the retailer’s better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and revenue report, as well as a raised full-year forecast from the company. Macy’s stock is up over 175% in 2021.
  5. Today, investors will be watching the Philadelphia Federal Reserve manufacturing and leading economic indicators.
OV Buzz Chart Nov 18

Tech Weighs on Asian Markets

Markets in Asia slipped today, led by the Hong Kong Hang Seng, which posted a 1.3% drop, as tech stocks weighed on the index. One of these names, Baidu (BIDU), moved lower despite posting strong third-quarter revenue, after the company warned that China's economic slowdown has affected ad spending, which generates most of its profit. China's Shanghai Composite and the South Korean Kospi both fell 0.5%, while Japan's Nikkei lost 0.3%.

European markets are muted at midday, as concerns regarding yesterday's inflation readings remain, despite several strong earnings reports. London's FTSE 100 is down 0.2% at last check, while the French CAC 40 sits at a 0.1% rise, and the German DAX lays flat.


Target Effortless Triple-Digit Gains Every Sunday Evening For Life!

This is your chance to triple your profit potential on Sunday evenings, without spending all your free time watching the market.

On Sundays, as a Weekend Plus subscriber, you’ll get up to 6 trades every Sunday, each targeting gains of 200% or more.

Start targeting gains like the ones our subscribers have seen recently, including:

213.3% GAIN on AutoNation calls
100.0% GAIN on Monster Beverage calls
100.4% GAIN on Walgreens Boots Alliance puts
100.4% GAIN on ON Semiconductor calls
257.7% GAIN on Dell calls

101.0% GAIN on Apollo Global Management calls
103.6% GAIN on JP Morgan  Chase calls
105.3% GAIN on DraftKings calls
101.3% GAIN on Airbnb calls
203.0% GAIN on Shopify calls
102.0% GAIN on Cboe Global Markets calls
100.9% GAIN on Boeing calls
102.1% GAIN on Microsoft puts
102.3% GAIN on First Solar calls
101.5% GAIN on PulteGroup calls
101.0% GAIN on Apple calls
209.4% GAIN on NXP Semiconductors calls
100.8% GAIN on Uber Technologies calls
100.4% GAIN on Academy Sports and Outdoors puts
102.2% GAIN on Trade Desk calls
100.8% GAIN on DoorDash calls
100.0% GAIN on Camping World Holdings puts
100.0% GAIN on Cboe Global Markets calls
100.2% GAIN on calls
238.5% GAIN on Oracle calls



Rainmaker Ads CGI