5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday, April 21
Investors need the following news, analysis and trends to help them start trading:
1. Wall Street opens higher after Dow gains
Traders trade at the New York Stock Exchange’s floor in New York City during morning trading, April 12, 2022.
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U.S. stock futuresOn Thursday, the rose with NasdaqYou are invited to participate in the rally. After that, you will be able to listen and discuss with other participants. Jerome Powell. With the first quarter earnings report driving premarket moves TeslaAfter better-than expected results, the stock price soared 7% American UnitedThe airlines have forecast profits for the future and they expect their shares to rise 11.5% or 8.5% respectively. According to The Dow Jones Industrial AverageOn Wednesday, the stock rose 0.7% second straight day of gains. The S&P 500Although the stock market sank, it ended flat. Nasdaq dropped 1.2% NetflixSubscriber worries caused a 35% drop in subscribers. Premarket Thursday saw the streaming giant drop another 1.5%.
2. Fed Chief Powell to Participate in IMF Economic Event
Jerome Powell is the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve and spoke at the National Association of Business Economicseconomic conference, Washington D.C., United States, March 21-22, 2022.
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The 10-year Treasury yieldRose Thursday, but remained belowTuesday’s 2.94% record was the highest in three years. After a series of central bank presidents from different regions, including a few doves recently called for an acceleration in tightening to combat inflation, investors are looking for clarification from Powell. Powell is scheduled to participate in an International Monetary Fund panel discussion about the global economic environment, which will begin at 1 pm. ET. ET. ET. According to economists, the initial unemployment claims will fall to 182,000 by April 16th.
3. Two of the largest U.S. airlines predict lower profits
A McDonnell Douglas MD-82 American Airlines Inc. plane is parked at the gate as a United Continental Holdings aircraft taxis down LaGuardia Airport, Queens Borough of New York.
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American Airlines on Thursday forecast second-quarter profitIts strong travel demand helps to cover its rising fuel costs. This is driving the stock higher at the premarket. American reported a $2.32 loss per share for the quarter. This was lower than what it expected. The revenue also exceeded estimates. According to the carrier, it spent $2.80 per gallon on fuel during its first quarter. This is a 65% increase over last year. After oil prices plummeted in 2014, American stopped hedge fuel.
United Airlines reported that it had lost $4.24 per share, slightly less than was expected, after Wednesday’s closing bell. The revenue also fell. United joined, however, driving the stock up. DeltaIt is a way of saying it expects to turn a profit in 2022This is the first time that the Covid pandemicBookings are rising and more passengers will pay to fly. Delta, Southwest JetBluePremarket shares also saw higher prices.
4. Tesla surpasses earnings and revenue. Musk mom on the Twitter bid
Elon Musk is the founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors. He spoke during a media tour at the Tesla Gigafactory which produces batteries for the electric vehiclemaker in Sparks (Nevada).
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Tesla saw a jump in premarket trades after it reported its first quarter earnings and revenue late Wednesday. beat estimates. In part, the increase in Tesla’s vehicles and an increase in average sales prices were factors that drove growth in revenue. Record quarterly margins for automotive sales of 32.9% were achieved by the company. Management stated that Tesla had lost approximately a month’s “build volume” in Shanghai due to Covid Lockdown. Chief Executive Officer Elon MuskOn the conference call, he did not mention his offer to purchase Twitter.
5. Bill Ackman, Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman, sells large Netflix stake
Bill Ackman is the founder and CEO at Pershing Square Capital Management.
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Pershing Square sold its entire share in Netflix Wednesday after the streaming company’s poor quarterly report. CEO and founder of Pershing Square were disappointed. Bill AckmanA letter was sent to shareholders. In January, Ackman revealed that he had purchased more than 3.1million shares of Netflix. After buying shares in the stock in a dip earlier in the year, Ackman became one of Netflix’s top 20 shareholders. Ackman stated that one of his lessons from previous mistakes was to quickly act when we learn new information about an investment which is not in line with our initial thesis. We did this because we had to.
— CNBC’s Hannah Miao, Vicky McKeever, Peter Schacknow, Leslie Josephs Lora KolodnyThis report was contributed by you.
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