Stock Futures Take a Breather Amid Slew of Economic Data

The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing survey rose to -5.9

Deputy Editor
Nov 16, 2023 at 9:26 AM
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The market is looking to take a breather from its recent rally, with futures on all three major benchmarks lower or flat before the bell. Investors are unpacking the Philadelphia Federal Reserve manufacturing survey, which rose to -5.9 in November from October's -9, but stayed in contraction territory for the 16th reading of the last 18. Plus, jobless claims rose to a three-month high of 231,000, while import prices dropped 0.8% in October. 

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

  • All things 0DTE options trading
  • Oil stock flashing two bull signals
  • Plus, CSCO falls on guidance; underperforming PLUG hit with bear notes; and GT upgraded after leadership plans. 

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5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw over 1.6 million call contracts and 776,191 puts traded Wednesday. The single-session equity put/call ratio fell to 0.48 and the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.69.
  2. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) stock is down 10.1% premarket, after the company's forecasts for the current quarter and full year disappointed. Despite the software concern's strong fiscal first-quarter results, no fewer than nine analysts cut their price targets.
  3. Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) is off 6.2% before the bell, after a downgrade from Citigroup to "neutral" from "buy," combined with a price-target cut to $5 from $12.50. Bernstein also lowered its price objective to $10 from $32. Should these losses hold, PLUG will fall toward its recent lows and add to its 64.8% deficit. 
  4. The shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ:GT) are up 3.4% ahead of the open, after Deutsche Bank upgraded the tire concern to "buy" from "hold," and hiked its price target to $21 form $13. Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Securities chimed in with price-target hikes as well. The bull notes come one day after the company announced new leadership plans. Heading into today, GT is up 38.3% in 2023. 
  5. See what economic data is due out this week.  

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U.S.-China Talks in Focus

Asian markets closed Thursday mostly lower, as investors in the region digested talks between U.S. President Joe Biden and China’s President Xi Jinping. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng led the laggards, dragged down 1.4% after electric vehicle (EV) stocks crumbled following Xpeng’s (XPEV) wide third-quarter loss. China’s Shanghai Composite followed with a 0.7% dip, while Japan’s Nikkei erased 0.3%. South Korea’s Kospi finished fractionally higher, after the country delayed its stock market’s open by an hour to ease rush-hour traffic amid college entrance exams.

Stocks in Europe are also largely lower this afternoon, as corporate earnings continue to roll in. At last glance, London’s FTSE 100 and France’s CAC 40 were down 0.6% and 0.4%, respectively, while Germany’s DAX was up 0.4%.




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