Dow Futures Eye Triple-Digit Pop Amid Earnings Deluge

The blue-chip index yesterday saw its best session since March 16

Digital Content Manager
Apr 20, 2022 at 9:08 AM
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Stock futures are pointed higher this morning, as investors unpack another slew of corporate earnings and brush off a dismal report from Netflix (NFLX). Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are eyeing a 135-point pop, after the blue-chip benchmark yesterday saw its best session since March 16. Meanwhile, S&P 500 Index (SPX) and Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) futures are pacing for gains as well. Also capturing Wall Street's attention today is a retreating 10-year U.S. Treasury yield, which is just off three-year highs, while oil prices are also cooling after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed its economic growth forecast.

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

  • Senior Quantitative Analyst Rocky White unpacks high oil prices.
  • Snap stock attracts bullish coverage before earnings.
  • Plus, more on NFLX's disappointing results; Procter & Gamble deliver top- and bottom-line win; and Lululemon's ambitious five-year plan.

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5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw more than 1.1 million call contracts traded on Tuesday, and 590,454 put contracts. The single-session equity put/call ratio rose to 0.51, and the 21-day moving average remained at 0.57.
  2. Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) is sinking ahead of the bell, last seen down 27.5%. The streaming name posted a quarterly loss of 200,000 subscribers, as opposed to its projected addition of 2.5 million subscribers. In addition to considering an ad-supported version of its service, the company is also looking to crack down on an estimated 100 million households sharing passwords. Year-to-date, NFLX is now down 42.1%.
  3. The shares of Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) are up 1.4% before the open, after the consumer goods name reported a first-quarter earnings and revenue beat. The company attributed the results to sustained demand for household products, despite higher prices, and upped its organic sales guidance. Year-over-year, PG sports a 16.7% lead.
  4. Lululemon Athletica Inc(NASDAQ: LULU) is up 1.8% in premarket trading. This pop came after the apparel retailer announced a five-year plan to double revenue by quadrupling international sales and focusing on men's apparel, in addition to ramping up digital operations. LULU has added 25.6% over the past 12 months.
  5. Existing home sales are slated for release today, alongside the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book update. 
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European Investors Digest Global Growth Forecasts 

Asian markets mostly fell today, with the exception of Japan's Nikkei, which posted a 0.9% gain. Though the majority of analysts were expecting the country to cut its loan prime rate (LPR), China kept its one-year LPR at 3.7%, and its five-year at 4.6%. Meanwhile, the country is continuing to grapple with its Covid-19 outbreak. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.4%, while China's Shanghai Composite dropped 1.4%, and the South Korean Kospi shed just 0.01%.

In Europe, stocks are higher midday, as investors still unpack this week’s dismal global growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. London's FTSE 100 is up 0.1%, while the French CAC 40 and German DAX have risen 1.3% and 1.1%, respectively.


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