Stock Futures Pop as Investors Digest More Earnings

Goldman Sachs kicked off a busy week of earnings

Deputy Editor
Jul 18, 2022 at 9:13 AM
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Stock futures are sitting well above fair value on Monday, extending Friday's win that came as concerns over the Federal Reserve issuing a full-point rate hike cooled. Bank earnings also boosted sentiment at the end of the week, and that optimism is rolling into today after better-than-expected results from Goldman Sachs (GS). Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures are pointed more than 250 points higher. Meanwhile, Futures on the S&P 500 Index (SPX) and Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) also sit solidly in the black, as investors look toward another week packed with earnings.

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5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw more than 1.52 million call contracts and 892,056 put contracts traded on Friday. The single-session equity put/call ratio fell to 0.59, and the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.66.
  2. Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) were last seen 3.7% higher in electronic trading, after reporting an earnings and revenue beat for the second quarter. The banking name did, however, see a year-over-year drop in profit, thanks to a waning dealmaking pace. In the last 12 months, GS is down 17.2%.
  3. Crypto-adjacent stocks are rising before the opening bell, most notably Coinbase Global Inc (NASDAQ:COIN), which was 6% higher at last check. This move higher comes after an overnight surge in the value of bitcoin and ether. COIN is down 78.7% in 2022.
  4. Elon Musk's ongoing battle with Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) rages on, as the billionaire and Tesla (TSLA) CEO filed a court motion Friday evening to deny the social media company's request for an expedited trial. Year-to-date, TWTR has taken a 12.7% haircut, and it's inching lower ahead of the bell, last seen down 0.9%.
  5. On the economic data front today, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) home builders' index is scheduled for release.

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European Markets Higher Following Stateside Rate Hike News

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng surged 2.7% today –with the tech sector leading the charge -- as markets in Asia kicked the week off on a high note. China’s Shanghai Composite added 1.6%, while the South Korean Kospi tacked on 1.9%. Japan’s Nikkei, meanwhile, was closed for holiday.

European markets are joining in the upbeat sentiment midday, after concerns over a large rate hike from the U.S. Fed eased on Friday after the report from the Wall Street Journal over the weekend. At last check, London’s FTSE 100 is up 1.3%, while the German DAX rises 1.4%, and the French CAC 40 jumps 1.6%.


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