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7:35 am: Market’s month & quarter in review
It’s the final trading day of June, and the final trading day of the second quarter. Here’s where the market stands.
- The Dow is up 0.84% this month, on pace for its third positive month in a row
- The Dow is up 16.78% this quarter, on pace for its best quarterly performance since the fourth quarter of 1998 when it gained 17.07%, and fifth positive quarter in six
- For the first half of 2020 the Dow is down 10.31%
- The S&P 500 is up 0.29% this month, on pace for its third positive month in a row
- The S&P is up 18.13% this quarter, on pace for its best quarterly performance since the fourth quarter of 1998 when it gained 20.87%, and fifth positive quarter in six
- For the first half of 2020 the S&P is down 5.5%
- The Nasdaq Composite is up 4.05% this month, on pace for its third straight positive month
- The Nasdaq Composite is up 28.23% this quarter, on pace for its best quarterly performance since the fourth quarter of 2001 when it gained 30.13%, and second positive quarter in three
- The Nasdaq Composite is up 10.05% for the first half of 2020
- The Russell 2,000 is up 1.95% this month, on pace for its third positive month in a row
- The Russell 2,000 is up 23.25% this quarter, on pace for its best quarterly performance since the first quarter of 1991 when it gained 29.37%, and second positive quarter in three
- The Russell 2,000 is down 14.82% this year
- Seven out of 11 sectors are negative for June, led to the downside by utilities. Tech is the best performer
- All 11 sectors are positive for the quarter, led by consumer discretionary, which is up 30.32% and on pace for its best quarterly performance ever
- For the year, nine out of 11 sectors are negative, led to the downside by energy, which has shed 38.38%. Tech is the top performer after gaining 12.06%. – Hayes, Stevens
7:30 am: Micron shares jump after earnings
Micron traded more than 5% higher in the premarket after the chip manufacturer posted better-than-expected results for the previous quarter. The company posted an adjusted profit of 82 cents per share, topping a Refinitiv estimate of 77 cents. Revenues rose to $5.44 billion, beating an estimate of $5.31 billion. Micron also issued better-than-expected revenue guidance for the current quarter. —Imbert
7:25 am: China says its manufacturing sector expanded in June
Chinas’s official Purchasing Manager’s Index came in at 50.9 for June, beating expectations and showing a growing sector. The expectation was for a reading of 50.4, according to economists polled by Reuters. In PMIs, readings above 50 represent expansion. A private survey PMI from Caixin and IHS Markit is scheduled to be released later this week. — Pound, Tan
7:20 am: FedEx rises ahead of earnings
Shares of FedEx rose 1% in premarket trading as the company prepares to release its fourth quarter earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday. According to consensus estimates from FactSet, analysts are expecting the company to earn $1.58 per share on $16.41 billion in revenue. In a recent note to clients UBS said it’s expecting a “very weak” report for the shipping company, although the firm still has a buy rating on the stock. “FDX’s potential for multi-year margin improvement and EPS growth can make it attractive to investors,” UBS said. Shares of FedEx are down 11% this year. – Stevens
7:20 am: Stock futures flat
Stock futures pointed to a flat open in early trading Tuesday following a strong rally in the previous session. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dipped 40 points, implying a loss of 10 points at the open. S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures traded just below the flat line. Tuesday’s session marks the last day of June and the second quarter. Investors will monitor Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s testimony before the House Financial Services Committee at 12:30 p.m.— Li
— CNBC’s Fred Imbert, Christopher Hayes and Huileng Tan contributed reporting.
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