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Friday, February 23, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing normal macro volatility.

China’s new home prices fell by 0.7% year-on-year in January, marking the most significant decline in ten months and signaling continued weakness in its property sector.

In contrast, German business morale showed a slight improvement with the Ifo Business Climate indicator edging up to 85.5 from a low of 85.2 last month; however, UK consumer confidence unexpectedly dropped further due to concerns over personal finances and economic outlooks amid persistent inflation pressures.

These data releases add context to recent market movements driven by Nvidia’s strong earnings sparking equity gains across major indices like Japan’s Nikkei and S&P 500 on February 23rd while bond yields rise amidst expectations for sustained higher interest rates—echoed by ECB officials cautioning against premature rate cuts despite some perceived temptations and Federal Reserve Governor Waller’s comments suggesting delayed rate cut considerations into the future.

AI-generated summaries of notable ETF moves:

The VanEck Semiconductor ETF saw positive movement, driven by NVDA‘s strong performance post earnings report and market optimism. TSM also contributed slightly while QRVO had a return with no mentioned impact on the ETF based on provided data.

The Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund experienced a downward trend possibly influenced by negative developments in top contributors like EOG, HES, and XOM. Hess Corp’s significant decrease may have impacted the broader sentiment towards energy stocks as well.

AI-generated summaries of notable stock moves:

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MercadoLibre Inc | MELI $1660.0 -8.8%
Consumer Discretionary, Broadline Retail
Despite strong Q4 results, MercadoLibre Inc. saw its stock down significantly after missing EPS expectations due to tax expenses in Brazil, sparking concerns about profitability and increased spending affecting margins. Management anticipates margin recovery through strategic investments moving forward despite the positive analyst sentiment with raised price targets. 

Block Inc | SQ $77.20 +13.2%
Financials, Transaction & Payment Processing Services
Block Inc’s Q4 earnings revealed lower EPS but higher revenues. Despite missing some expectations, the company showed a 24% sales increase YoY and positive future guidance. Cash App played a key role in profits with rising active accounts by 20%. Analysts upgraded price targets post-earnings call likely boosting investor confidence initially leading to an uptick in share prices after-hours trading. 

Copart Inc | CPRT $47.47 -3.9%
Industrials, Diversified Support Services
Copart Inc’s Q2 earnings report revealed lower EPS and revenue than expected, causing a stock decline. Despite missing estimates by 5.71% on EPS and 0.80% on revenue, quarterly revenues grew by 6.6%. The after-hours drop was attributed to large G&A expenses impacting earnings release. 

Booking Holdings Inc | BKNG $3650.0 -6.6%
Consumer Discretionary, Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines
Booking Holdings Inc reported strong Q4 earnings, beating EPS and revenue expectations. Despite this positive news, the stock fell due to lower guidance for gross bookings and EBITDA in Q1. The company also announced its first dividend amidst mixed analyst sentiment on future prospects post-dividend initiation. 

Nu Holdings Ltd | NU $9.78 -5.8%
Financials, Diversified Banks
Nu Holdings Ltd reported mixed Q4 results with revenue surpassing expectations, but EPS falling short. The company focuses on expanding customer base and product innovation for increased profitability. Despite positive earnings call highlights about strong growth in customers and revenues, the stock is down significantly post-earnings announcement.

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