U.S. stocks fell in premarket trading on Thursday as investors weighed corporate earnings against inflation and growing China risks.
Corporate earnings have somewhat eased concerns that inflation pressures would slow the pandemic recovery. Despite rising costs, 84% of the companies that posted earnings so far beat expectations.
However, that was not enough to satisfy the markets. Stocks that beat expectations did not go considerably higher. Those that missed were hammered.
Jobless claims data was better than expected on Wednesday. Initial claims fell to a pandemic low of 290,000, better than the estimated 297,000.
|S&P 500 Futures||4,515.75||-12.25||-0.27%|
U.S. Dollar and Treasuries
The yield on the 10-year Treasury is inching toward 1.7%. The dollar remained stable against a basket of major currencies.
|U.S. Dollar Index (DXY):||93.7||+0.14||+0.15%|
|U.S. 1 Year Treasury Bill||0.098%||0.001||0.096%|
|U.S. 2 Year Treasury Note||0.408%||0.017||0.391%|
|U.S. 5 Year Treasury Note||1.187%||0.022||1.165%|
|U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note||1.679%||0.019||1.660%|
|U.S. 20 Year Treasury Bond||2.128%||0.020||2.108%|
|U.S. 30 Year Treasury Bond||2.152%||0.018||2.134%|
Stocks To Watch
Tesla posted record profits in the third quarter. Profits were at $2.093 billion on $13.76 billion in revenues. The company maintained a profit margin of 30.5% in the quarter. However, shares were down as the EV manufacturer cautioned that increased production in Texas and Germany would lower profit margins in the final quarter of 2021.
Shares of AT&T were up on positive earnings reports. The telecommunications company beat estimates on earnings and subscriber growth. Adjusted Q3 earnings were at 87 cents per share, above the estimated 78 cents. The company added 1.22 million wireless customers during the quarter, topping estimates.
Major airline companies beat earnings estimates for the quarter. American Air Lines reported profits of $169 million, on revenue of $8.97 billion. Southwest Airlines reported a net income of $446 million on revenue of $4.68 billion.
Shares of the railroad company Union Pacific were up ahead of its quarterly earnings report.
|AAL||American Air Lines||$19.74||1.13%||141.8K|
Commodities To Watch
Oil prices pulled back from multi-year high on a broad retreat in commodity prices. The strengthening dollar made commodities a less attractive investment. Gold dropped.
|WTI Crude Oil||$82.67||-0.90%|
|Brent Crude Oil||$84.74||-1.26%|
The global crypto market cap is $2.67T, a 5.60% increase over the last day. Bitcoin’s dominance is currently 46 28%, a decrease of 1 27% over the day.
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