Stock Futures Look to Extend October Rally

The 10-year Treasury yield is still retreating

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Oct 4, 2022 at 9:01 AM
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Stock futures appear to be hell-bent on extending yesterday's impressive price action, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) eyeing a roughly 380-point pop ahead of the open, while Nasdaq-100 (NDX) and S&P 500 (SPX) futures are set for more substantial gains of their own. While more market volatility is expected on Wall Street, bond yields are still cooling, with the 10-year Treasury yield retreating from its climb above 4% last week.

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

  • Blue-chip stock with impressive October returns.
  • How options traders are playing Ford Motor stock's dip
  • Plus, Poshmark's $1.2 billion buyout; GILD gets an upgrade; and RIVN shares upbeat production update.

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5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw more than 1.12 million call contracts and 791,933 put contracts traded on Monday. The single-session equity put/call ratio fell to 0.71, while the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.68.
  2. South Korea-based tech name Naver will acquire Poshmark Inc (NASDAQ:POSH) in an all-cash deal worth $17.90 per share, or approximately $1.2 billion. POSH is surging in response, up 13.5% ahead of the opening bell. POSH is still sporting a year-to-date deficit of 8.6%, but has managed to add nearly 16% in the past six months. 
  3. JPMorgan Chase upgraded Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) from "neutral" to "overweight," and hiked its price target by $8 to $80, noting GILD is undervalued. In turn, shares are up 3.1% before the open, as the equity attempts to chip away at its 14.2% year-to-date deficit. 
  4. Rivian Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:RIVN) shared third-quarter vehicle production rose 67% from the previous quarter to 7,000 electric vehicles (EV), and added it is on track to reach its goal of 25,000 EVs in 2022. The stock is up 7.4% in premarket trading, though it has shed over 69% so far this year.
  5. Today job openings, factory orders, and a core capital goods orders revision are on tap.


Asian Markets Mirror Stateside Gains

Asian markets turned in an upbeat session Tuesday, rising alongside the major stateside benchmarks. While stocks in China and Hong Kong remain closed in observance of the Golden Week holiday, Japan’s Nikkei and South Korea’s Kospi rose 3% and 2.5%, respectively. This marked the Nikkei’s best close since March 23. South Korean defense companies popped considerably, after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile for the first time in five years.

Meanwhile, European stocks are building on yesterday’s gains. At last check, France’s CAC 40 was 3.5% higher, Germany’s DAX was up 2.9%, and the FTSE 100 in London has added 1.9%. The region’s major bourses are rising despite a slightly higher-than-expected inflation reading, with euro zone producer prices growing 5% month-on-month, just above economists’ 4.9% estimates. 


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