Dow Jones futures were little changed Friday morning, along with S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures, after a slimThursday. Disney stock, DoorDash (DASH), and Airbnb (ABNB) headlined overnight earnings. (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA) flashed buy signals Thursday. Software rebounded somewhat while memory chip worries continued to . Industrial, metal, financial, and retail names held up well after solid gains. (DIS) reported earnings late Thursday. So did recent IPOs DoorDash (DASH), Figs (FIGS), Cricut (CRCT), ZipRecruiter (ZIP), and ABNB stock. DIS overnight, flashing a possible buying opportunity. DASH stock, Figs, Cricut, and Airbnb, fell in extended trade, while ZIP stock zipped higher. Apple are on IBD Leaderboard and SwingTrader.
Dow Jones Futures Today
were even with fair value. Disney stock is providing a lift to Dow futures. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures were little changed as well. Remember that overnight action in Dow Jones futures and elsewhere doesn’t necessarily translate into actual market session.
Stock Market Rally Thursday
Therally traded in a narrow range, closing near session highs with big-cap techs leading the way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed just above breakeven in Thursday’s trading. The S&P 500 index rose 0.3%. The Nasdaq composite climbed 0.35%. The small-cap Russell 2000 dipped by 0.3%. As a , S&P 500, and Nasdaq component, Apple stock rising 2% buoyed the major indexes. Microsoft (MSFT), Nvidia (NVDA), and Tesla supply, also up modestly, contributed. The 10-year Treasury yield climbed three basis points to 1.37% after hitting resistance at its 50-day line.
Among the best ETFs, the Innovator IBD 50 ETF (FFTY) rose 0.6%, while the Innovator IBD Breakout Opportunities ETF (BOUT) rose 0.7%. The iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF (IGV) was up 1%. In contrast, the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) fell 1%. Micron sold off again on memory chip pricing concerns, taking a toll on some related semiconductors.
SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) fell 0.65%, slashing intraday Financial Select SPDR ETF (XLF) added 0.2%. Reflecting more-speculative story stocks, ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) climbed 0.45%, and ARK Genomics ETF (ARKG) achieved a 0.1% gain. Tesla stock is the No. 1 holding across ARK Invest’s ETF.to run higher. The Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF (PAVE) increased 0.2% after rising to record highs over the past two sessions. U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) fell 1.7%. SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) sank 0.6%. The Energy Select SPDR ETF (XLE) dipped 0.1%, and the
Apple stock rose 2.1% to 148.89, rebounding from its 21-day line and breaking a trend line in a short consolidation. The iPhone giant has recently traded just above a 145.19 buy point.could use 150.10 as an alternate buy point.
Tesla stock climbed 2% to 722.25, rebounding from nearly 700.10 early entry and breaking a tiny trend line from its short-term consolidation. That offered another aggressive buy point. Ideally, Tesla stock would, perhaps at least to its 21-day line, to shake out weak holders and create more of a real handle. But it hasn’t been giving up ground. TSLA stock had its highest close since late April. Shares are rallying chip and other supply-chain issues. CEO bemoaned supply-chain constraints on Twitter Thursday morning. Meanwhile, Tesla appears to have pushed out U.S. deliveries of the Model 3, Model S, and Model X by several months. On the plus side, industrywide chip woes are giving automakers pricing power, with Tesla raising U.S. prices multiple times this .
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Disney earnings were better than expected amid reboundingrevenue and strong subscriber growth. Disney+ now has 116 million paid subscribers, ESPN+ is at 14.9 million, with Hulu at 42.8 million. DIS stock popped nearly 6% to 189.50 in overnight trade. Shares closed up 0.7% at 179.38, rebounding slightly from the 50-day line. After a strong run from to early March, DIS stock has been trending lower. A strong post-earnings bounce from the 50-day line could offer a buying opportunity, with 186.39 looming as another early entry. The delta raises concerns about theme parks and movies, with the box office still lackluster in 2021.
Figs earnings appeared to beat views on an adjusted basis, but the stylish healthcare scrubs maker also reported a GAAP loss. Revenue topped forecasts. Figs raised full-year sales guidance, but a lot of that reflects Q2’s top-line beat. The company also sees shipping issues affecting margins. Figs 9% in extended action. Shares rose 2.8% on Thursday to 42.01. According to MarketSmith analysis, figsFigs offered an early entry for aggressive traders as it broke a downtrend and rebounded from the prior consolidation. According to MarketSmith analysis, figs stock has an official buy point of 50.50.
DoorDash reported a wider-than-expected loss through a revenue beat. DASH stock retreated 5% overnight. Shares retreated 1.2% to 188.21 on Thursday. DASH stock has rallied well off lows but is still far below the 256.19 buy point in a very deep consolidation.
Airbnb earnings easily topped consensus butof the coronavirus. ABNB stock sank 4.5% in extended trade. Shares advanced 2% on Thursday to 151.15. ABNB an early entry from a 50-day line rebound. The official consolidation buy point is 157.51.
Cricut earnings topped forecasts modestly. CRCT stock sank 7.5% in overnight trade. Shares rallied 3.3% to 34.51 on Thursday, below its 50-day line. The cricut stock has been very volatile, even for an IPO.
ZipRecruiter reported a loss that appeared to be wider than analyst targets. The online job search firm raised full-year revenue and EBITDA guidance. The online job search firm raised full-year revenue and EBITDA guidance. But revenue shot up 109% vs. a year earlier to $183 million — up sharply from Q1’s $125.4 million. ZIP stock leaped 13% in extended action. Shares rose 1.1% to 29.04 on Thursday. ZIP is significantly extended from buy points at 24.93 and 26.81
Market Rally Analysis
Thesomewhat on Thursday. The Nasdaq rebounded, with Apple stock and Tesla contributing. Several stores flashed some entries on Thursday, but few screaming buys. Many growth stocks rallied Thursday after suffering some losses Wednesday, notably software. But chips had a lot of losers, while the ARK ETFs signaled a mixed session for highly valued growth overall, even with Tesla stock up nicely.
Meanwhile, after several intense sessions, real economy sectors such as steel, materials, industrial, financial, and discount retail showed modest gains or losses. So, while there is market rotation, it’s not whipsawed action or a big extended divergence. Leading stocks from various sectors have flashed buy signals over the past few weeks. The major indexes are at or near record highs. But while the breadth of leadership has improved, overall market breadth still isn’t great, with the Russell 2000 stuck below its 50-day line.
What To Do Now
With thestill acting relatively well, investors should take advantage. Modest sector rotation shows the importance of having a diversified portfolio of leaders. It’s a lot easier to handle modest pullbacks if it’s not your entire portfolio falling 3%, 4%, or 5% over several days. Sometimes, a portfolio will act like a sofa you’re moving by yourself, pushing one end at a time. Some of your . The next day, your winning stocks may shift. But, like a sofa, your portfolio overall will progress.
Investors should be adjusting their holdings, cutting losers, and perhaps taking partial profits in some cases. But just as there was no reason to dump tech stocks completely after Wednesday, there’s no reason to sell out of industrial or financial names. Buying as close to the buy point as possible is still important. Buying as close to the buy point as possible is still important. Keep refining your watchlists and pay close attention to top-tier names near breakouts or early entries. That can help handle pullbacks and sector rotations. Read The Big Picture daily to stay in s the market direction and leading stocks and sectors.