Stocks Retreat As Amazon Drags Down Tech SharesAmazon shares are down by 7% in premarket trading.
Stocks Are Under Pressure Ahead Of The Weekend
Amazon released its second-quarter report yesterday, after the market close. The company reported revenue of $113.1 billion and GAAP earnings of $15.12 per share, missing analyst estimates on revenue and beating them on earnings.
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The market focused on the disappointing revenue performance and weak third-quarter guidance as Amazon forecasted revenue of $106 billion – $112 billion in Q3 2021.
Currently, the stock is down by about 7% in premarket trading, and Nasdaq futures are down by roughly 1%. It remains to be seen whether traders will rush to buy the dip in Amazon shares and other tech stocks ahead of the weekend or choose to take some profits off the table near record highs for S&P 500 and Nasdaq.
Personal Income Increased By 0.1% In June
U.S. has just released Personal Income and Personal Spending reports for June. The reports indicated that Personal Income increased by 0.1% month-over-month in June compared to analyst consensus whcih called for a decline of 0.3%. Personal Spending grew by 1% compared to analyst consensus of 0.7%.
Today, traders will also have a chance to take a look at the final reading of Consumer Confidence report for July. Analysts expected that Consumer Confidence declined from 85.5 in June to 80.8 in July.
WTI Oil Settles Above The $73 Level As Traders Shrug Off Virus Worries
WTI oil managed to get above the $73 level and continues to move higher as traders bet that demand for oil will continue to increase despite the recent surge in the number of new COVID-19 cases which was caused by the Delta variant of coronavirus.
Recent data indicates that crude inventories are moving lower, which is bullish for oil. Today, oil-related stocks will have a good chance to continue their rebound after strong results from Exxon Mobil and Chevron.
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