The markets are poised to open higher following the Nasdaq’s recent slide as earnings season continues — and more in Wednesday’s stock market recap.
There’s not much in the news affecting the markets right now aside from interest rates and earnings, which have so far been solid.
About 80% of the companies that have reported have beat on earnings-per-share estimates, and 80% to 85% have beat on revenue estimates.
Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) missed on estimates for fourth-quarter revenue but beat on profit estimates, sending shares up 4% in premarket trading. Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) found itself in a similar situation and rose about 5% pre-market.
Consumer goods provider Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) topped expectations for both quarterly earnings and revenue, boosting its full-year forecast and sending shares up about 1%.
Procter & Gamble also confirmed something we saw coming months ago here at WealthPress … Shoppers are largely unfazed by higher prices, which means more price increases are on the way…
In this morning’s stock market recap video, you’ll learn why I believe stocks are headed higher… get an update on market internals and momentum levels… take a deep look into the bond market… plus you’ll get my top long and short trades, each with an option strike and expiration.
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Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers
This morning’s stock market futures recap:
- Close: 35,368.47.
- Futures: 35,373.
- Change: +114.
S&P 500 (mini)
- Close: 4,577.11.
- Futures: 4,590.25.
- Change: +18.5.
- Close: 15,210.76.
- Futures: 15,290.75.
- Change: +85.5.
- Close: 2,096.23.
- Futures: 2,105.6.
- Change: +13.5.
Note: Updated as of 9:20 a.m. EST
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