Stock Futures Eye Reprieve After Painful September

Oil is also on the rise on talks of major OPEC+ output cuts

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Oct 3, 2022 at 9:19 AM
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Investors seem to be trying to put last month's pain behind them this morning, as stock futures attempt to make a a comeback and U.S. Treasury yields cool. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) are set for a triple-digit pop, while Nasdaq-100 (NDX) and S&P 500 (SPX) futures are pointed comfortably higher as well.

Some analysts are predicting the bounce will be short-lived, though, with Citigroup this morning slashing its year-end S&P 500 target by 200 to 4,000. Meanwhile, oil is on the rise, following news the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) could trim its output by 1 million barrels per day, which would mark its biggest production cut since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

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  • Plus, TSLA deliveries miss estimates; Credit Suisse still in the headlines; and Robinhood closes 5 more offices.

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5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw more than 1.19 million call contracts and 923,143 put contracts traded on Friday. The single-session equity put/call ratio fell to 0.77, while the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.68.
  2. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) just announced the delivery of 343,000 vehicles in the third quarter -- higher than the 241,300 cars delivered a year ago, and marking a new record, but still well below expectations. In response, TSLA is 4.3% lower before the open, while carrying a 24.7% year-to-date deficit. 
  3. U.S.-listed shares of Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:CS) are sliding after the Financial Times reported executives have been in talks with several big investors to reassure them of the company's financial health, following news the bank giant may be trying to raise capital. CS is down 2.8% in premarket trading, and set to open at a record low, should these losses hold. 
  4. Robinhood Markets Inc (NASDAQ:HOOD) is inching higher ahead of the opening bell, last seen up 0.6%, despite the company announcing it would close five more of its offices -- a move that's going to set it back roughly $45 million. HOOD has shed over 43% in 2022, with overhead pressure at the $12 mark. 
  5. Today's schedule will bring the final S&P U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index. 

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Rumored OPEC+ Output Cuts Weigh on European Markets

As the final quarter of 2022 gets underway, markets in China and South Korea were closed Monday for a holiday. Japan’s Nikkei was open however, and added nearly 1.1%, despite worsening business confidence after the headline index for large manufacturers’ sentiment fell below economists’ expectations. Meanwhile, the non-manufacturing index inched higher, indicating the country’s late pandemic recovery is beginning.

European stocks are notably lower at last glance, pressured by sharp moves in the price of crude after reports indicated the OPEC+ is considering cutting oil output by more than a million barrels per day. Meanwhile, the British pound regained some ground, after the U.K. government said it will reverse plans to cut the top rate of income tax. In response, the London FTSE 100 is 0.5% lower, the French CAC 40 has backpedaled 0.6%, while the German DAX has shed 0.3%. 

 

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