The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell Monday as President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping held a closely watched meeting, meant to restore communication between the two countries. Meanwhile, chip giant AMD stock jumped after receiving two upgrades.
Stock Market Today: Earnings Season To Continue
Key earnings reporters this week include Dow Jones stocks Cisco Systems (CSCO), Home Depot (HD) and Walmart (WMT), along with Applied Materials (AMAT), Kohl’s (KSS), Lowe’s (LOW), Macy’s (M), Nvidia (NVDA), Palo Alto Networks (PANW) and Target (TGT).
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) rallied more than 3% after Baird and UBS upgraded AMD stock. Baird upgraded the stock from neutral to outperform, while UBS moved the stock from neutral to buy.
Amazon.com (AMZN) slipped more than 2% after Bank of America removed the stock from its collection of best investment ideas. Electric-vehicle giant Tesla (TSLA) traded down 4% Monday morning. Dow Jones tech leaders Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) were also lower after today’s stock market open.
Among the top stocks to buy and watch, Albemarle (ALB), IBD Leaderboard watchlist stock Arista Networks (ANET), GlobalFoundries (GFS) and Mobileye (MBLY)— as well as Dow Jones names Caterpillar (CAT) and UnitedHealth Group (UNH) — are among the top stocks to buy and watch.
Arista Networks is an IBD Leaderboard watchlist stock. Albemarle was featured in last week’s Stocks Near A Buy Zone column, along with three other top stock ideas. GlobalFoundries was a recent IBD Stock Of The Day. And Mobileye was last week’s featured IPO Leader.
Dow Jones Today: Oil Prices, Treasury Yields
After Monday’s opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.2%, while the S&P 500 moved down 0.55%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 1.2% in morning action, with Okta (OKTA), Amazon.com and Tesla leading the declines.
Meanwhile, U.S. oil prices declined more than 1%, falling after a two-day rebound. West Texas Intermediate futures traded just below $88 a barrel, about midway in their recent price range.
The bond market was closed Friday and the 10-year Treasury yield climbed to 3.85% Monday morning.
On Thursday, the 10-year Treasury yield dived more than 30 basis points to 3.82%, settling at its lowest level since early October. It was the largest one-day yield decline since March 18, 2009, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
Stock Market Rally
On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1%, while the S&P 500 climbed 0.9%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite advanced 1.9%.
Friday’s The Big Picture commented, “With many near-term hurdles cleared, the stock market looks to be in a good position to rally, heading into the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond.”
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Dow Jones Stocks To Buy And Watch: Caterpillar, UnitedHealth
Health care giant UnitedHealth tumbled more than 4% Friday, triggering the 7%-8% loss rule from a cup with handle’s 553.23 buy point. That means the latest breakout attempt failed and investors should be waiting for a new buy point to emerge. UNH stock added 0.3% Monday morning.
Top Stocks To Buy And Watch: Albemarle, Arista, GlobalFoundries, Mobileye
Lithium producer Albemarle is out of buy range past a cup base’s 308.34 buy point, as shares rallied 1.4% Friday. The 5% buy zone went up to 323.76. ALB stock fell 2% early Monday.
Tuesday’s IBD Stock Of The Day, GlobalFoundries is trading about 2% away from a 66.06 buy point in a cup base following last week’s big rally. GFS stock traded 2% lower Monday.
Tesla stock rose 2.75% Friday, adding to Thursday’s 7.4% surge. Shares are rebounding after they hit a new 52-week low last week. Still, the stock is more than 50% off its 52-week high and sharply below its 50- and 200-day moving average lines.
Shares of the EV giant moved about 4% lower Monday morning.
Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft
Among Dow Jones stocks, Apple shares jumped 1.9% Friday, retaking its 50-day line for the first time since Nov. 2. The stock traded down 1.3% Monday.
Microsoft climbed 1.7% Friday, moving further above its 50-day line. The software giant remains about 30% off its 52-week high. Microsoft shares lost 2.7% Monday morning.
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