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Dow Jones Futures: Microsoft, Google, AMD Fall On Earnings; Elon Musk Loses $56 Billion Pay Plan – Investor’s Business Daily

Dow Jones futures edged higher after hours, while S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures fell. Microsoft (MSFT), Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) headlined overnight earnings. Meanwhile, Tesla (TSLA) slumped late as a judge voided CEO Elon Musk’s $56 billion stock compensation plan.


The stock market rally had a mixed Tuesday, with the Dow rising. Apple (AAPL) made a bearish move ahead of earnings later this week. Tech stocks broadly may have seen profit taking ahead of Tuesday night’s big reports.

Job openings came in hotter than expected, something Federal Reserve policymakers didn’t want to see. The two-day Fed meeting will wrap up Wednesday afternoon. Investors will be looking for hints from the Fed meeting announcement and Fed chief Jerome Powell about when rate cuts may begin.

Microsoft tilted lower after hours following earnings while AMD and Google stock fell. Their reports and guidance are a huge test for artificial intelligence, cloud computing and many other tech sectors, as well as the overall market rally.

Fellow giants Meta Platforms (META), Nvidia (NVDA), (AMZN) and Arista Networks (ANET) also retreated slightly overnight.

Meta and AMZN stock report on Thursday with Arista next week.

Weight-loss drug giant Novo Nordisk (NVO) reports early Wednesday, along with Dow giant Boeing (BA).

Meta, Nvidia and NVO stock are on IBD Leaderboard. Nvidia stock is on SwingTrader. MSFT stock is on IBD Long-Term Leaders. Meta stock, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft and Novo Nordisk are all on the IBD 50. Google stock and Nvidia are on the IBD Big Cap 20.

Dow Jones Futures Today

Dow Jones futures edged higher vs. fair value. S&P 500 futures fell 0.35%. Nasdaq 100 futures slumped 0.75%. Microsoft is a Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 giant, with Google, AMD and Tesla stock all major weights in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq.

The 10-year Treasury yield dipped to 4.04%.

Remember that overnight action in Dow futures and elsewhere doesn’t necessarily translate into actual trading in the next regular stock market session.

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Stock Market Rally

The stock market rally had a mixed session, with techs and small caps taking a breather.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.35% in Tuesday’s stock market trading. The S&P 500 index edged lower. The Nasdaq composite sank 0.75%.

The small-cap Russell 2000 fell 0.9%, but it was an inside day after Monday’s 1.75% jump.

U.S. crude oil prices rose 1.35% to $77.82 a barrel.

Saudi Arabia ordered state-owned titan Aramco to halt production capacity expansion, limiting longer-term supply.

Oil and gasoline producers such as Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Marathon Petroleum (MPC) surged, while oil drilling, machinery and services firms like Weatherford International (WFRD) and Tidewater (TDW) sold off.

The 10-year Treasury yield fell 3 basis points to 4.06%. But the two-year Treasury yield, more closely tied to Fed policy, rose four basis points to 4.36%. Stronger-than-expected December job openings and January consumer confidence lowered rate cut odds slightly.


Among growth ETFs, the iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF (IGV) declined 0.45%. Microsoft stock is a major IGV component. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) sank 1%. Nvidia is the No. 1 SMH holding with a AMD stock also a big weight.

Reflecting more-speculative story stocks, ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) retreated 2.6% and ARK Genomics ETF (ARKG) slumped 3.85%. Tesla stock is still a major holding across Ark Invest’s ETFs.

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) rose 0.5%. U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) descended 1.5%. SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) edged up 0.1%. The Energy Select SPDR ETF (XLE) rose 1% and the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) edged up 0.2%.

The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) was just above break-even. The Financial Select SPDR ETF (XLF) gained 1.3%.

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Big Tech Earnings

MSFT stock edged lower overnight after Microsoft earnings topped fiscal Q2 views and gave upbeat guidance. Azure revenue grew 30%, above forecasts and picking up from Q1’s 29%.

Microsoft stock edged down 0.3% to 408.59 in Tuesday’s trade. Shares are extended from a buy zone, according to MarketSmith analysis. Microsoft boasts a $3.04 trillion market cap, while Apple stock has faded to $2.92 trillion.

GOOGL stock declined solidly in extended action as Google earnings beat but online advertising growth disappointed. Google Cloud topped views.

Google stock fell 1.3% on Tuesday to 151.46, extended from a buy point.

AMD stock retreated sharply overnight. Q4 earnings were in line with views while revenue slightly beat. AMD guided low on revenue for the current quarter.

AMD stock fell 3.2% to 172 on Tuesday, with an analyst downgrading the chipmaker just ahead of earnings. Shares are greatly extended from a buy zone.

Microsoft, Google and AMD are all major AI players, with Microsoft and Google also big cloud-computing players. This trio combined also cover online advertising, business software, data centers, cybersecurity and more. So the earnings and guidance have a huge impact across the tech sector.

In after-hours action, NVDA stock fell modestly. Meta stock and Amazon also retreated, along with Arista Networks, which boasts Microsoft and Meta as its two biggest customers.

On the plus side, Manhattan Associates (MANH) jumped overnight on earnings, signaling a breakout for the supply-chain management software maker. Medical products maker Stryker (SYK) moved out of a buy zone on its results. Powell Industries (POWL) skyrocketed out of a base on blowout earnings.

Key Earnings Wednesday

Novo Nordisk earnings are due Wednesday morning. NVO stock was flat Tuesday at 109.02, within range of a flat-base buy point.

Boeing earnings also loom early Wednesday. Investors will focus on the fallout from Boeing 737 Max 9 woes and how the Dow giant aims to move forward. BA stock fell 2.3% to 200.44 on Tuesday, down 23% so far this year.

Elon Musk’s $56 Billion Plan Voided

A Delaware judge voided Elon Musk’s $56 billion compensation plan, siding with plaintiffs who argue that Tesla’s board acted improperly in setting the pay deal.

In recent weeks, Musk had been demanding a big jump in voting power, above and beyond the now-voided compensation plan. He threatened to move AI and robotics tech from Tesla to another company.

The board could approve a new pay plan for Musk.

Tesla’s unprecedented 2018 pay package made Elon Musk the world’s richest man.

Tesla stock fell solidly in overnight action.

In Tuesday’s trade, shares edged up 0.35% to 191.59. TSLA stock hit an eight-month low of 182.63 on Jan. 25 following disappointing Tesla earnings and guidance.

Apple Stock

Apple stock fell 1.9% to 187.54, its fifth straight loss and breaking below the 50-day moving average. Further, the relative strength line undercut recent lows to hit its worst level since early March, reflecting AAPL stock’s underperformance vs. the S&P 500 index.

Apple fell as an analyst forecast a significant decline in iPhone sales, following several other analysts worried about that possibility.

The Dow Jones tech titan reports Thursday evening.

AAPL stock was roughly flat in late trading Tuesday.

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What To Do Now

The market rally is acting well, but is in the midst of the busiest week for news in months. So investors may want to be cautious about new buys to see how the dust settles.

Consider taking some profits as earnings loom, or just to rein in exposure.

But this week could generate some new setups and buying opportunities. So have your watchlists up to date. Stay engaged and remain flexible.

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