Morning Call: Futures Climb as Tech Leaders Looks to Rebound (RTH, XHB, QQQ)
US stock futures point to a higher open Tuesday morning, with the Dow looking to add to yesterday’s gain and the Nasdaq looking to recover from heavy selling. It is a divergence we had not seen this year to-date, but something to keep an eye on. The gains this morning follow the bullish action in the European equity markets, and come despite a lackluster earnings report from Goldman Sachs (NYSEArca:GS). The closely-monitored ZEW index of German investor sentiment surprisingly rose for the fifth straight month, perhaps indicating fears about the Eurozone debt crisis are not yet returning to panic levels.
Goldman (NYSEArca:GS) is down 1.5% in the pre-market after reporting lower revenue vs. the year ago period. The revenue drop was enough to outweigh growth in net earnings and a 31% increase in the dividend to 46 cents.
Yesterday tech leaders Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN) accelerated their recent troubles, and are now both around 10% off highs. The stocks had been in a steady uptrend all year until the past week, when it seems droves of investors decided to take profits. The market would get a big lift if these stocks can steady the ship and bounce back. AAPl had retreated as low as $570 overnight, but now is set for a higher open.
There are a number of data points in tap for this morning, beginning with Housing Starts at 8:30 EDT and followed by Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization at 9:15.
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