Dow Down 100 Points; RingCentral Shares Plummet

U.S. stocks traded lower toward the end of trading, with the Dow Jones dropping around 100 points on Thursday.

The Dow traded down 0.29% to 34,027.87 while the NASDAQ fell 0.39% to 12,023.08. The S&P 500 also fell, dropping, 0.30% to 4,134.95.

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Leading and Lagging Sectors

  • Energy shares traded almost flat on Thursday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. NEX, up 12%, and Arch Resources, Inc. ARCH, up 10%.
  • In trading on Thursday, information technology shares dipped by 0.7%.

 

Top Headline

Producer prices for final demand rose 0.7% month-over-month in January, the most in seven months and also above market estimates of 0.4%.

 

Equities Trading UP

  • TravelCenters of America Inc. TA shares shot up 71% to $84.47 after BP announced it will acquire the company for $86 per share in cash.
  • Shares of NexImmune, Inc. NEXI got a boost, shooting 51% to $0.6211 after the company said that new preclinical data showed that AIM ACT T cells enhance the response to bispecific T cell engager therapy.
  • Community Health Systems, Inc. CYH shares were also up, gaining 49% to $7.59 after the company reported better-than-expected Q4 earnings.

 

Equities Trading DOWN

  • Toast, Inc. TOST shares tumbled 21% to $20.39 after the company reported worse-than-expected Q4 EPS earnings.
  • Shares of RingCentral, Inc. RNG were down 23% to $37.38 after the company reported worse-than-expected Q4 revenue and issued weak revenue guidance for the first quarter.
  • Atlis Motor Vehicles, Inc. AMV was down, falling 34% to $1.12 after the company reported pricing of $13.0 million public offering.

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Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded up 0.5% to $78.94 while gold traded up 0.3% at $1,850.70.

Silver traded up 0.6% to $21.71 on Thursday while copper rose 2.9% to $4.1265.

 

Euro zone

European shares were higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 rose 0.19%, London’s FTSE 100 gained 0.18% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index rose 0.35%. The German DAX gained 0.18% French CAC 40 gained 0.89% and Italy’s FTSE MIB Index rose 1.16%.

Spanish trade deficit shrank to EUR 4.51 billion in December from EUR 5.34 billion in the year-ago month.

 

Asia Pacific Markets

Asian markets closed mostly higher on Thursday, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 gaining 0.71%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index gaining 0.84% and China’s Shanghai Composite Index declining 0.96%. India’s S&P BSE Sensex gained 0.1%.

Hong Kong’s unemployment rate fell to 3.4% during the three months ending Jan. 2023, from 3.5% in the October-December period. Average new home prices in China fell by 1.5% year-over-year in January. Consumer inflation expectations in Australia declined to 5.1% in February versus 5.6% in January, while unemployment rate in the country rose to 3.7% in January.

Japanese core machinery orders increased 1.6% month-over-month in December. Exports from Japan rose by 3.5% year-over-year to JPY 6,551.2 billion in January, while imports increased 17.8% to JPY 10,047.8 billion.

 

Economics

  • US jobless claims dropped to 194,000 in the week ending Feb. 11, down from the revised level of 195,000 in the prior week. However, analysts were expecting a reading of 200,000.
  • Housing starts in the US dropped by 4.5% from a month ago to an annualized rate of 1.309 million in January, while building permits increased 0.1% to 1.3 million.
  • Producer prices for final demand rose 0.7% month-over-month in January, the most in seven months and also above market estimates of 0.4%.
  • The Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index fell to -24.3 in February from -8.9 in the prior month.
  • US natural gas supplies dropped 100 billion cubic feet during the week ended Feb. 10, 2023, compared to market expectations for a 109 bcf decline, the EIA said.

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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 104,872,870 cases with around 1,141,220 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 44,684,500 cases and 530,750 deaths, while France reported over 39,574,440 COVID-19 cases with 164,650 deaths. In total, there were at least 678,109,910 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 6,786,220 deaths.

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