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Dow futures little changed amid weakening data, earnings in focus

Published 01/18/2023, 06:57 PM
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By Oliver Gray 

Investing.com - U.S. stock futures remained little changed during Wednesday’s evening trade, after major benchmark averages finished lower as investors digested weakening economic data and a slew of fresh earnings results.

By 18:40 ET (23:40 GMT) Dow Jones Futures, S&P 500 Futures, and Nasdaq 100 Futures were all trading within a range of 0.1%.

In extended deals, Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) fell 6.2% after reporting Q4 EPS of $3.77 versus $3.65 expected, while revenue was reported at $3.73 billion versus $3.67B expected.

Alcoa Corp (NYSE:AA) lost 4.3% after the company reported Q4 losses of $0.70 per share, worse than expected losses of $0.67, while revenue came in at $2.7 billion versus $2.66B expected.

H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) fell 3.9%, reporting Q4 EPS of $1.04 versus $1.24 expected, while revenue came in at $960 million versus $1.01B expected.

Ahead in Thursday’s session, investors will be monitoring U.S. building permitsPhiladelphia Fed manufacturing index, initial jobless claims, and housing starts, while the Fed’s Collins, Brainard, and FOMC member Williams are also set to deliver speeches.

On the earnings front, major companies including Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX), and Truist Financial Corp (NYSE:TFC) are set to deliver earnings results on Thursday.

During Wednesday’s regular trade, Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 613.9 points or 1.8% to 33,297, the S&P 500 fell 62.1 points or 1.6% to 3,928.9, posting its worst daily decline in 4 weeks, while the Nasdaq Composite lost 138.1 points or 1.2% to 11,957.

On the bond markets, United States 10-Year rates fell to fresh 4-month lows of 3.379%.

 

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