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Friday, February 2, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing high macro volatility.

Some of the largest moves in the market today include: US 2Y Treasury has experienced a very large move of -0.3%. Gold has experienced a very large move of -1.0%. US Dollar Index has experienced a very large move of +0.6%.

The market is currently focused on the strong US jobs report, which includes non-farm payrolls data and could significantly influence dollar sentiment. Strong bids in Treasuries have been noted this week, adding complexity to broader market interpretations.

Additionally, Federal Reserve Chair Powell’s interview set for broadcast may provide insights into future monetary policy decisions that are critical for markets.

Other factors such as UK public inflation expectations rising at the start of the year and concerns over China’s economic slowdown potentially affecting global oil demand also play a role but seem secondary compared to immediate events like job reports and central bank communications.

AI-generated summaries of notable premarket ETF moves:

The top contributors to XLC’s return are Meta Platforms Inc (+16.8%, 4.2% contribution), IPG (+1%), and The Walt Disney Co (-0.9%). Meta Platforms’ stock saw positive sentiment from analysts, higher share repurchase authorization, strong Q4 earnings with revenue growth and user engagement increase, as well as CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlining plans for mobile version of Horizon in the metaverse this year.

The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF’s price declined significantly (-1.9%) due to the increase in the US 10Y Treasury yield (+0.87%), indicating higher confidence in economic growth after strong job data surpassed expectations. This negative sentiment towards Treasuries may have impacted investor sentiment, causing a decline in the ETF’s price.

AI-generated summaries of notable premarket stock moves:

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Charter Communications Inc | CHTR $342.00 -10.7%
Communication Services, Cable & Satellite
Charter Communications Inc’s stock price dropped significantly by -8.9% since the previous close after reporting Q4 earnings with lower than expected EPS and revenues in addition to a decrease in residential & SMB internet customers. The CEO mentioned exceeding rural expansion targets but saw declines in video and voice subscribers, leading to market sentiment impacting the stock negatively.

Meta Platforms Inc | META $460.80 +16.8%
Communication Services, Interactive Media & Services
Meta Platforms Inc’s stock price has surged +17.2% since the previous close, driven by positive factors. Meta reported strong Q4 earnings, beating EPS and revenue expectations. Analysts have raised their price targets for the company, indicating positive sentiment towards the stock. The announcement of a dividend payment and share buyback program also contributed to the upward movement in Meta’s stock price. Additionally, Meta is outperforming its sector peers and leading in overall sector strength. 

Amazon.com Inc | AMZN $169.26 +6.2%
Consumer Discretionary, Broadline Retail
The price movement can be attributed to strong Q4 earnings and revenue that beat estimates, driven by growth in e-commerce sales and AWS segment meeting expectations. Analysts have increased their price targets for Amazon, with some as high as $230. CEO Andy Jassy expressed satisfaction with overall progress heading into 2024. Additionally, social media buzz highlights double-digit growth across various segments of the company’s business.

Apple Inc | AAPL $180.28 -3.5%
Information Technology, Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals
In its Q1 earnings report, Apple exceeded expectations with higher EPS of $2.18 and revenues of $119.6B, driven by strong iPhone sales growth mentioned by CEO Tim Cook. However, supply constraints due to COVID-19 factory shutdowns in 2021 may impact Q2 revenue performance according to the CFO’s outlook statement.

Clorox Co | CLX $157.05 +7.1%
Consumer Staples, Household Products
Clorox Co’s stock price surged 7.1% as the company reported Q2 earnings that exceeded expectations, with adjusted EPS of $2.16 and net sales of $1.99bn beating forecasts significantly. Analysts raised their price targets for Clorox following these strong results, while social media buzz highlighted the company’s increased guidance for FY24 and surge in organic sales by 20%. Furthermore, Clorox appears to be outperforming its sector peers recently.

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