Nasdaq 100 futures nudge higher after chip giant Nvidia delivers light guidance

Futures tied to the Nasdaq 100 fell Thursday as as buyers digested a disappointing replace from Nvidia, an financial bellwether within the technology trade.

As of 5:36 a.m. ET, Nasdaq 100 futures had been down 0.3%. Stock futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose barely, whereas S&P 500 futures had been flat.

The transfer in futures comes after some disappointing quarterly experiences from the technology sector. Shares of chipmaker Nvidia dropped 5.6% within the premarket after the company delivered weaker-than-expected guidance for the second quarter. The company’s CFO mentioned Nvidia would sluggish hiring.

Similarly, software stock Snowflake tumbled 14% after the company’s guidance for working margin got here in narrower than anticipated.

Though first-quarter earnings for the market as an entire have been largely in keeping with historic traits, there have been dramatic pullbacks for some main shares after earnings experiences as buyers search for the affect of inflation and slowing financial progress.

“If there’s any reason to sell, they’re embracing it,” mentioned Jeremy Gonsalves, nationwide director of portfolio administration at BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Stocks rose Wednesday, with the Nasdaq gaining 1.5% to prepared the ground. The S&P 500 added 0.9%, whereas the Dow gained 0.6%.

All three indexes are optimistic for the week, placing them on monitor to snap lengthy shedding streaks. The Dow fell for eight consecutive weeks, whereas the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq have every slipped for seven straight weeks.

One vivid spot for buyers within the earnings entrance was in retail with Williams-Sonoma, which jumped 8.3% in prolonged buying and selling after beating estimates on the highest and backside traces. Macy’s, Dollar Tree and Dollar General are among the many firms that report outcomes earlier than the bell on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, buyers will get an up to date have a look at weekly jobless claims and a second learn on first-quarter GDP. Data on pending house gross sales will comply with later within the morning.

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