U.S. stock futures were up in premarket trading Wednesday, as investors bet on strong earnings to offset any worries about inflation.
Inflation concerns are still in focus, however, ahead of January’s CPI numbers due out Thursday at 8:30 am. Economists expect prices to increase by 7.3%.
Inflation is already the highest clocking in at the highest rate in the last 40 years. An increase will put pressure on the Fed to raise rates at a faster clip which could have an adverse reaction on the stock market.
|S&P 500 Futures||4,549.00||36.5||0.81%|
U.S. Dollar and Treasuries
The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell three basis points. The dollar weakened against a basket of major currencies.
|U.S. Dollar Index (DXY):||95.47||-0.17||-0.18%|
|U.S. 1 Year Treasury Bill||0.853%||-0.012||0.865%|
|U.S. 5 Year Treasury Note||1.795%||-0.025||1.820%|
|U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note||1.934%||-0.031||1.964%|
Stocks To Watch
Shares of ridesharing company Lyft were down on a muted near-term outlook following strong Q4 numbers. The company posted $970 million in Q4 revenues, with a full-year loss of $1 billion. Lyft expects March earnings to come in between $800 million and $850 million, 15% below prior levels.
Its competitor Uber was up in premarket trading, ahead of its earnings reports.
Enphase Energy soared 20% in premarket trading after the solar energy company reported record revenue in the fourth quarter.
Pelton was up 2.9%, adding to Tuesday’s 25% rally after replacing its CEO and cutting 2,800 jobs.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Chg. %||Volume|
|PTON||Peloton Interactive Inc.||$37.84||1.53%||671.88K|
|UBER||Uber Technologies Inc.||$38.32||-0.05%||108.86K|
|LYFT||Lyft Inc. Cl A||$39.53||-4.05%||67K|
Commodities To Watch
|WTI Crude Oil||$89.16||-0.22%|
|Brent Crude Oil||$90.63||-0.17%|
The global crypto market cap is $2.02T, a 2.32% increase over the last day. Bitcoin’s dominance is currently 41.44%, a decrease of 0.27% over the same period.
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