Stock Futures Surge on Passed Debt Ceiling Bill

Investors are also sifting through the May jobs report

Digital Content Manager
Jun 2, 2023 at 9:16 AM
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Stock futures are pointed higher this morning, after the U.S. Senate yesterday passed the long-awaited bill to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, avoiding a potential default. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are 203 points higher, while futures on the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and S&P 500 Index (SPX) are pointing to solid gains as well. Investors are also unpacking May's jobs report, which showed nonfarm payrolls rising a higher-than-expected 339,000, compared to analysts' estimates of 190,000.

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  • Plus, LULU surging on upbeat earnings; Trade Desk stock upgraded; and slew of bull notes for MDB.

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5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw more than 1.6 million call contracts and 979,461 put contracts exchanged on Thursday. The single-session equity put/call ratio dropped to 0.58 and the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.69.
  2. Lululemon Athletica Inc (NASDAQ:LULU) is up 13.6% in premarket trading, after the athleisure retailer reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue. The company also saw 24% year-over-year sales growth and raised its full-year outlook. Year-over-year, LULU sports a 13.3% lead.
  3. Morgan Stanley upgraded Trade Desk Inc (NASDAQ:TTD) to "overweight" from equal-weight," calling it a top pick as the sales market stabilizes. The equity is up 3.4% ahead of the bell, and has already added 63.4% in 2023.
  4. Mongodb Inc (NASDAQ:MDB) yesterday reported a top- and bottom-line beat for the first quarter, and announced a strong second-quarter forecast. As a result, no fewer than nine analysts raised their price targets, including Oppenheimer and Needham to $430. MDB was last seen up 26.4% before the bell, and has added 81.5% in the last six months.
  5. Low-key week for economic and earnings data is heading in.

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European, Asian Markets on the Rise

Asian markets moved higher to end the week, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng surging 4% as consumer and tech stocks popped. Japan’s Nikkei added 1.2%, while South Korea’s Kospi and China’s Shanghai Composite rose 1.3% and 0.8%, respectively. South Korea’s inflation rose 3.3% on an annual basis in May, and 0.25% for the month – the slowest increase since October 2021.

Markets in Europe are climbing as well, encouraged by the progression of debt ceiling negotiations in the U.S. London’s FTSE 100 is up 0.9% midday, while the French CAC 40 rises 1.2%, and the German DAX tacks on 1.1%. In France, manufacturing activity rose 0.7% in April, while overall industry activity rose 0.8%.


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