A dealer works on the ground of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), September 21, 2021.
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Stock futures had been flat in in a single day buying and selling Tuesday ahead of earnings reports from big-box retailers Target and Lowe’s.
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 25 factors. S&P 500 futures had been little modified and Nasdaq 100 futures traded close to the flatline.
The strikes in futures buying and selling come after recent financial knowledge and company earnings signaled U.S. customers are ramping up spending regardless of rising costs.
The Dow added 54.77 factors, or 0.15%. The S&P 500 gained 0.39% and the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.76%.
Retail gross sales rose 1.7% in October, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday, sooner than economists anticipated. The determine measures how a lot customers spend on items throughout a quantity of classes.
Strong quarterly outcomes from Home Depot additionally boosted investor sentiment Tuesday. The residence enchancment retailer led gainers on the Dow after earnings topped analyst estimates. Walmart additionally reported better-than-expected outcomes, although its shares declined.
“US stocks rallied after an impressive retail sales report, solid industrial production data, and retail earnings showed the consumer is handling the current pricing increases. All signs are pointing to a very strong holiday season for retailers and that should help keep sending stocks higher,” Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda, mentioned in a Tuesday be aware.
Investors await more retail earnings Wednesday from Target, Lowe’s, TJX, Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret. Other main corporations reporting outcomes Wednesday embrace Cisco Systems and Nvidia.