Dow Jones up despite Fed fears after jobs report; Biden Bill Progress Lifts Solar; Tesla stock falls

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reversed higher and indices were off their lows after an outrageously hot jobs report in July sparked fears of a Fed rate hike.

Solar games that include SolarEdge (SEDG) were mostly positive, reacting to progress on the Biden spending bill. You’re here (TSLA) fell even though shareholders approved a 3-for-1 stock split.

Meanwhile, a trio of stocks moved above buy points despite the tough price action. Industries Chart (GTLS), ATI (ATI) and Constellation Energy (CEG) all inputs tested.


Volume was lower on both the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange compared to the same time Thursday.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose 15 basis points to 2.83%. West Texas Intermediate crude rose about 1% to just under $90 a barrel.

Hot jobs report raises fears of Fed rate hike

Stocks reversed on news that the economy added 528,000 jobs in July, well ahead of the consensus estimate of 250,000. The jobless rate fell to 3.5%.

Oanda’s senior market analyst Edward Moya said the report threw cold water on the theory that high inflation and a global slowdown would act as a drag on the US economy. This could prompt more aggressive action from the Federal Reserve.

“Fed officials have already pushed back on the idea of ​​a Fed pivot and now it looks like they will be debating whether to be even more aggressive in tackling inflation given the strength of the US currency market. work,” he said in a note to clients. .

Nasdaq lags behind as small caps shine

The Nasdaq was off session lows but remained down 0.5%.

Modern (MRNA) was a notable laggard, dropping almost 6%. Discovery of Warner Bros. (WBD) struggled, cratering around 16%.

The S&P 500 is trading down 0.3% at this time.

S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. Utilities and consumer staples, two defensive sectors, were the best performers in a risk-averse environment. Technology and communication services are also lagging behind.

Small caps stood out, posting modest gains, with the Russell 2000 Index rising 0.5%.

The Innovator IBD 50 ETF (FFTY), a benchmark for growth stocks, has stalled and managed to extract a 0.2% gain.

Dow Jones Today: Disney Stocks Lag as JPMorgan Emerges

The Dow Jones Industrial Average also managed to lift off session lows. It turned slightly positive, registering a gain of 0.1%.

waltz disney (DIS) is one of the worst laggards in the Dow Jones, falling just over 1%. Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Coca Cola (KO) have similar losses.

Disney stock manages to hold above its 50-day moving average, according to MarketSmith analysis. It’s down almost 32% so far in 2022.

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) achieved the best performance, with a gain of nearly 3%. Chevron (CVX) also impressed, rising more than 2%.

Solar stocks mix as Biden spending bill wins Sinema support

Solar stocks were mostly positive after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) threw her support behind President Joe Biden’s landmark climate and tax bill.

She succeeded in obtaining a 1% tax on share buybacks by large corporations. In return, a provision on closing the so-called tax loophole on carried interest has been removed.

“We have agreed to remove the deferred interest tax provision, protect advanced manufacturing, and boost our clean energy economy in Senate budget reconciliation legislation,” Sinema said in a statement.

His support is essential to get enough votes to pass the 50-50 split Senate. If passed, the Cut Inflation Act will allocate $369 billion to clean energy incentives.

Ranking member Invesco Solar (TAN) rose 1.5%. The fund has now moved above the top of the buy zone from a standard entry of 78.82.

Member IBD 50 Enphase Energy (ENPH) gained almost 2%, SolarEdge Technologies (SEDG) increased by more than 2%, JinkoSolar (JKS) gained almost 3% and Sun Power (SPWR) climbed nearly 18%.

Tesla stock drops key level after stock split approved

Tesla stock reversed on Friday, despite news that shareholders have cleared the company to increase the number of shares.

That paves the way for a 3-for-1 stock split. Tesla believes the split, the second in two years, will make the stock more accessible to retail investors. It is also considered to give more flexibility to employees.

The company previously completed a 5-for-1 stock split in August 2020.

You’re here Stock formed a consolidation with a buy point of 1,152.97, according to analysis by MarketSmith.

It is still a long way from its entry, which makes TSLA something to watch for now. Stocks fell below the key 200-day moving average on Friday, but remain well above the 50-day line.

Outside of Dow Jones: These 3 stocks are testing buy points

Chart Industries is in a buy zone after breaking through a buy point of 193.03 in strong volume.

Earnings estimates are strong for the company, which makes cryogenic and heat transfer equipment used throughout the liquid gas supply chain.

Institutional support is also on the rise, with its accumulation-distribution rating reaching a solid B+.

ATI can also take action after clearing a double bottom base. The buy point here is 28.91.

The stock has seen its relative strength line accelerate lately and has just reached new highs. It is a positive indicator. It is in the top 4% of stocks by price performance over the past 12 months.

ATI is a major producer of specialty metals for a variety of markets. Around 50% of production is intended for the aeronautics and defense markets.

Constellation Energy is now extended after breaching a consolidation pattern buy point of 68.78. The IPO stock saw its RS line reach new highs with a rise of more than 10%.

Earnings are an obvious issue for the stock, which began trading in early February. He currently holds a low EPS rating of 32 out of 99.

Please follow Michael Larkin on Twitter at @IBD_MLarkin for more growth stock analysis.


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