Stock futures rose Tuesday as traders looked ahead to the release of more key U.S. inflation data and digested retail earnings.
Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 220 points, or 0.7%. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq-100 futures gained 1.2% and 1.8%, respectively.
Walmart shares jumped in premarket trading after the company beat Wall Street earnings and revenue estimates and boosted full-year guidance. Home Depot reported strong results too but kept guidance in place for the full-year. Its shares dipped slightly.
The producer price index, which measures wholesale inflation, is set for release at 8:30 a.m. ET. The report comes after the latest consumer price index data showed signs of inflationary pressure abating last month, thus sparking a sharp rally to end trading last week.
"After last week's CPI undershoot prompted a huge equity rally & reversal in the Dollar, the critical topic for markets this week will be the Fed's reaction," wrote Huw Roberts, head of analytics at Quant Insight, in a Monday note.
Federal Reserve governors Christopher Waller and Lael Brainard spoke Sunday and Monday, respectively, about the potential future path of monetary policy. Waller said the market was overly optimistic and should brace for higher rates, while Brainard said the central bank could ease off rate increases.
Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker, Fed Governor Lisa Cook and Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr are set to speak Tuesday.
Elsewhere, Taiwan Semiconductor, Louisiana-Pacific and Paramount jumped after regulatory filings showed that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway had bought new positions in the first two, and raised its stake in the last.
Earnings season continues this week with retail reports from Target, Lowe's, Bath and Body Works, Macy's, Kohl's and Foot Locker on deck.
Getty Images, Taiwan Semiconductor, Energizer among stocks making the biggest moves premarket
These are some of the companies moving before the bell Monday:Getty Images — Getty Images slumped 11.8% in the premarket after its quarterly revenue fell short of Wall Street forecasts, although the visual content marketplace operator did see earnings top consensus.Taiwan Semiconductor — Taiwan Semiconductor rallied 10.9% in off-hours trading after Berkshire Hathaway disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it had bought more than $4.1 billion of the chip maker's stock during the third quarter.Energizer Holdings — The maker of Energizer and Rayovac batteries saw its stock surge 10% in premarket action following better-than-expected quarterly results. Energizer's results came despite what the company calls a volatile operating environment with significant headwinds.
Check out the full list of stocks making the biggest moves here.
— Peter Schacknow, Tanaya Macheel
Walmart jumps in premarket trading, Home Depot dips after retailers report earnings
Walmart and Home Depot kicked off a big week of retail earnings on Tuesday morning.
Walmart shares popped about 7% in early trading after the company boosted full-year guidance. It also beat Wall Street's earnings and sales estimates.
Meanwhile, Home Depot topped analysts' sales and revenue estimates, with comps that were also better-than-expected. It kept guidance in place for the full-year, however, and shares dipped 1% premarket.
— George Manessis, Tanaya Macheel
Buffett reveals stake in Taiwan Semiconductor, stock jumps
Harley-Davidson growth story 'lacks legs,' says Jefferies
Jefferies thinks it'll be harder than investors think for Harley-Davidson to grow its subscriber base.
"Simply put, we lack confidence in the go-forward demand trajectory for heavyweight motorcycle segments," the firm said in a note to clients, noting that a recent "retail inflection lacks legs."
Harley-Davidson shares slipped 1.7% before the bell.
— Alex Harring
Netflix pops after Bank of America double upgrade
Netflix shares traded more than 2% higher in the premarket after Bank of America double upgraded the streaming giant to buy from underperform.
"Despite slower sub growth, we believe efforts to improve monetization via a value-oriented ad tier and significant conversion of password sharers has the potential to drive operating/financial upside," analyst Jessica Reif Ehrlich said in a note.
— Alex Harring
Credit Suisse sells most of its securitized products business to Apollo as it speeds up restructure
Credit Suisse on Tuesday announced that it would accelerate the restructure of its investment bank by selling a significant portion of its securitized products group (SPG) to Apollo Global Management.
Credit Suisse said the transaction, along with the potential sale of other assets to third-party investors, is expected to reduce SPG assets from around $75 billion to $20 billion.
The bank said the move represented an "important step towards a managed exit from the Securitized Products business, which is expected to significantly de-risk the investment bank and release capital to invest in Credit Suisse's core business."
- Elliot Smith
European markets muted as investors gauge economic outlook
European markets were cautious on Tuesday as investors gauged the economic outlook in the region and wider global economy.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was flat in early trade, with utilities adding 0.8% while telecoms stocks fell 0.4%.
The muted sentiment comes after a choppy session in the United States on Monday, led by comments from Federal Reserve leaders Lael Brainard and Chris Waller about interest rate hikes.
- Elliot Smith
CNBC Pro: Top Morningstar strategist says stocks are undervalued by 15% and shares 6 favorites
With many stocks in a bear market, equities could be undervalued by 15%, according to Morningstar.
The equity research firm's chief U.S. strategist believes headwinds that were present earlier in the year will start to recede at the start of next year and benefit stocks.
Dave Sekera also shared his "fair value" assessment on six companies with a "wide economic moat" that will outperform in such an economic environment.
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China's industrial output, retail sales miss expectations in October
China's industrial production grew 5% in the month of October compared with a year ago, slowing from an increase of 6.3% seen in September. The latest figure misses estimates of a 5.2% rise predicted in a Reuters poll.
Separately, retail sales in China fell 0.5% in October from a year ago, missing expectations.
Analysts polled by Reuters expected a 1% increase, and retail sales grew 2.5% in September.
— Abigail Ng
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— Zavier Ong
Retail earnings on deck for Tuesday morning
Two major retailers will report earnings Tuesday morning, giving investors more insight into their quarters and how consumers are faring with high inflation and the threat of economic weakness.
Walmart and Home Depot will both release results early Tuesday. Analysts expect Walmart to report earnings per share of $1.32 on revenue of $147.75 billion, according to Refinitiv. Estimates for Home Depot are for earnings per share of $4.12 on $37.96 billion in revenue.
Later in the week, Target, Lowe's, Macy's, Kohl's and Gap will also report their latest results.
SPAC to merge with Trump Media and Technology Group jumped nearly 11% Monday
Shares of the blank-check company that said it planned to merge with Trump Media and Technology Group, former President Donald Trump's social media company, jumped 11% Monday ahead of an announcement from the former president scheduled for Tuesday.
The Digital World Acquisition special acquisition company, or SPAC, is now up more than 66% month to date.
The SPAC announced in October 2021 that it would merge with Trump Media and Technology Group, former President Donald Trump's social media company, but has so far failed to win the support needed. Another shareholder vote is scheduled for later in November.
In addition, the company is attempting to extend its deadline to complete the acquisition of Trump Media to Sep 8, 2023. The SPAC is still down more than 46% year to date.
—Carmen Reinicke, Gina Francolla
Stock futures rise after Monday's choppy session
Stock futures rose Monday evening, making back some losses from the daily trading session that snapped a two-day winning streak that began after last week's better than expected inflation report.
Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 72 points, or 0.18%. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq-100 futures gained 0.25% and 0.33%, respectively.