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S&P 500 futures hover near record, Nasdaq futures fall after disappointing tech earnings

Futures tied to the S&P 500 had been about unchanged a day after the benchmark closed at a report.

S&P 500 futures had been flat whereas Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained 29 factors.

Futures on the Nasdaq-100 shed 0.3% nevertheless, after poor outcomes from two expertise corporations.

Shares of Intel retreated greater than 9% in premarket buying and selling following a weaker-than-expected gross sales report. The semiconductor firm blamed an industry-wide chip scarcity for its income miss.

Social media shares additionally dropped in prolonged buying and selling after Snap mentioned its promoting enterprise declined as a result of Apple’s privateness adjustments. Snap shares sunk greater than 20% in premarket buying and selling. Facebook and Twitter every pulled again greater than 3% after hours.

Despite these blips within the tech sector, general earnings season has been terrific, boosting the broader market again to an all-time excessive following a two-month lull. So far for the third quarter earnings season, 84% of corporations are reporting EPS above estimates, in line with Refinitiv. Profits are on tempo within the quarter to extend 33.7%, in line with Refinitiv.

In Thursday’s common session, the S&P 500 notched each a contemporary intraday excessive and new report shut. The broad index rose 0.3% for its seventh consecutive constructive session. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.6%, whereas the Dow shed 6.26 factors, or 0.02%.

All three main averages are on observe to shut the week greater for three-straight weeks of positive aspects. On the month, all three indexes are up at the very least 5%.

Tesla shares closed 3% greater Thursday after posting report revenue and income, together with robust margins.

“In a quarter where we thought things would slow down and there was concern about what profit margins were going to look like, these companies are still doing well,” mentioned Victoria Fernandez, chief market strategist at Crossmark Global Investments.

Strong jobs knowledge additionally added to the constructive market sentiment on Thursday. Initial jobless claims fell to a brand new pandemic low of 290,000 final week, the Labor Department reported Thursday — down 6,000 from the earlier week and decrease than the 300,000 anticipated from economists surveyed by Dow Jones.

One of traders’ fears in the course of the market’s current struggles was a China property disaster. However, traders acquired excellent news on that entrance in a single day with China’s Evergrande reportedly paying a key curiosity cost that was as a result of international bondholders, staving off a default for the property developer.

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