The Nasdaq is on fire this morning and we should have a strong open — and more in Thursday’s stock market recap.
The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow are still hovering just shy of their Nov. 8 all-time highs, but the Dow looks a bit weak.
The put/call ratio is something to keep an eye on after closing at 59 on Wednesday. Folks, this market is slowly getting wound up. The bottom line is we’re seeing divergence and things need to cool off in a big, big way…
Retailers Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) and Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) are up sharply on better-than-expected earnings and look strong heading into the holidays.
Nvidia Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA) exceeded expectations on both earnings per share and revenue, sending the stock up 8% in premarket trading.
Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), however, is down 6% after missing on quarterly revenue.
Stock futures moved up slightly and bond yields steadied on a COVID-era low of 268,000 jobless claims (more on that below).
Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers
This morning’s stock market futures recap:
- Close: 35,931.05.
- Futures: 35,893.
- Change: +23.
S&P 500 (mini)
- Close: 4,688.67.
- Futures: 4,697.75.
- Change: +11.5.
- Close: 16,308.07.
- Futures: 16,396.5.
- Change: +83.5.
- Close: 2,377.01.
- Futures: 2,381.4.
- Change: +7.2.
Note: Updated as of 09:13 a.m. EST
Roger’s Radar: Jobless Claims May Have Plateaued
Jobless claims fell to 268,000 last week, in line with the past month and a dip of 1,000 from the week before. This is an indication that the labor market may be leveling off.
The four-week moving average, which smooths out weekly volatility, declined to 272,750, just a bit above the total for the most weekly count.
Continuing claims, which run a week behind the headline number, declined by 129,000 to 2.08 million, also a pandemic-era low dating back to March 14, 2020.
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