Stocks Futures Look to Extend Yesterday's Colossal Rally

Investors are unpacking a slew of big bank earnings

Deputy Editor
Oct 14, 2022 at 9:27 AM
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Stocks futures are pointed higher this morning, following yesterday's massive rally, as investors unpack a slew of bank earnings. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) are looking to open with a triple-digit pop, while futures on the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) and S&P 500 (SPX) are eyeing solid gains of their own.

In other news, U.S. retail sales fell flat in September, missing analysts' expectations of a 0.3% gain, while import prices dropped for the third-straight month -- falling 1.2% amid declining fuel prices. 

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

  • Why Chevron stock could be a surefire bet
  • A deeper look at Domino's Pizza's revenue beat
  • Plus, unpacking JPM's earnings; NTNX surges on potential buyout; and grocery store giant merges with Kroger.

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5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw more than 1.3 million call contracts and 895,568 put contracts traded on Thursday. The single-session equity put/call ratio fell to 0.66, while the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.68.
  2. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is 1.4% higher premarket, after the company's third-quarter profits and revenue beat expectations due to higher net interest income. Should these gains hold, JPM will extend its recent bounce off two-year lows. Year-to-date, the equity is down 30.9%. 
  3. Nutanix Inc (NASDAQ:NTNX) is surging ahead of the open, up 18.5% at last check, and set to begin trading at its highest level since May. Boosting the equity  are reports that the company is considering a sale. Heading into today, the stock is down 40% year-over-year, though it has found recent support at the $20 level. 
  4. Albertsons Companies Inc (NYSE:ACI) is down 4.6% before the bell, after the grocery giant announced it was merging with fellow grocery powerhouse Kroger (KR) in a $24.6 billion dollar deal. Quarter-to-date, though, ACI has added 15.2%.
  5. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index and inflation expectations, as well as business inventories are also due out today

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Asian, European Markets Higher

Asian markets settled higher on Friday, mirroring Wall Street’s overnight gains as investors brushed off hotter-than-expected U.S. inflation data. Leading the gainers was Japan’s Nikkei with a 3.3% pop, followed by South Korea’s Kospi 2.3% rise. Elsewhere, China’s Shanghai Composite and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 1.8% and 1.2%, respectively, with the tech sector boosting the latter.

European markets are also higher, amid reports that the U.K. might reverse $48.6 billion of unfunded tax cuts. British Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng was also just fired after only six weeks on the role, and Prime Minister Liz Truss is set to give a press conference later today. In other news, the Bank of England’s (BoE) temporary purchases of long-dated U.K. government bonds end today. At last check, France’s CAC 40 is up 1.3%, the German DAX is 0.9% higher, and London’s FTSE 100 is eyeing a 0.8% gain.

 

 

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