Nasdaq Surges Over 200 Points; General Electric Posts Downbeat Earnings

Nasdaq Surges Over 200 Points; General Electric Posts Downbeat Earnings

U.S. stocks traded higher toward the end of trading, with the Nasdaq Composite gaining more than 200 points on Tuesday.

The Dow traded up 0.93% to 31,792.07 while the NASDAQ rose 1.96% to 11,167.36. The S&P 500 also rose, gaining, 1.40% to 3,850.54.

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Leading and Lagging Sectors


Real estate shares climbed 3.4% on Tuesday. Leading the sector was strength from WeWork Inc. WE and Compass, Inc. COMP.


In trading on Tuesday, energy shares fell by 0.4%.


Top Headline

 

General Electric Company GE reported weaker-than-expected earnings for the third quarter.

General Electric reported Q3 FY22 adjusted sales of $18.4 billion, +7% organically, and GAAP total revenues of $19.1 billion, against the consensus of $18.72 billion. Adjusted EPS was $0.35, down from $0.53 a year ago and the consensus of $0.50.


Equities Trading UP

 

  • Medpace Holdings, Inc. MEDP shares shot up 37% to $217.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q3 results and issued FY22 guidance above estimates.
  • Shares of Taysha Gene Therapies, Inc. TSHA got a boost, shooting 60% to $2.41. Japan-based Astellas Pharma announced a strategic investment to support the advancement of Taysha Gene Therapies’ adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy development programs for of Rett syndrome and Giant Axonal Neuropathy (GAN).
  • Revelation Biosciences, Inc. REVB shares were also up, gaining 70% to $0.4143 after the company announced results in a preclinical model of acute and chronic kidney disease. Treatment with REVTx-300 significantly reduced renal cortical fibrosis in a dose dependent manner.

 

Equities Trading DOWN

  • Crown Holdings, Inc. CCK shares tumbled 18% to $69.79 after the company reported worse-than-expected Q3 results and issued soft Q4 guidance.
  • Shares of Xerox Holdings Corporation XRX were down 15% to $13.56 after the company reported worse-than-expected Q3 results and lowered its full-year guidance.
  • Hoth Therapeutics, Inc. HOTH was down, falling 23% to $0.2502 after the company announced a 1-for-25 reverse stock split.


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Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded up 0.8% to $85.25, while gold traded up 0.4% at $1,660.80.


Silver traded up 1.1% to $19.395 on Tuesday while copper fell 0.7% to $3.4080.


Euro zone


European shares were mostly higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 gained 1.44%, London’s FTSE 100 fell 0.01% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index rose 1.49%. The German DAX gained 0.94%, French CAC 40 gained 1.94% and Italy’s FTSE MIB Index gained 1.40%.

The Ifo Business Climate indicator for Germany fell to 84.3 in October, recording the weakest level since May 2020, while producer prices in Spain surged 35.6% year-over-year in September.

 

Economics

 

  • The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 13.1% year-over-year in August.
  • The FHFA house price index declined 0.7% from a month ago in August.
  • The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell to 102.5 in October from previous reading of 107.8.


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COVID-19 Update

The U.S. has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, reporting a total of 99,123,430 cases with around 1,093,150 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 44,644,930 cases and 528,980 deaths, while France reported over 36,606,720 COVID-19 cases with 156,500 deaths. In total, there were at least 633,352,870 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 6,584,420 deaths.

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