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TRENDING: Tech Stock In Buy Zone As It Joins Sector Leaders’ Final Four
The Dow Jones Industrial Average pulled back after a strong opening Thursday, fueled by a well-received Nvidia (NVDA) report. The blue chip index lost support at the 50-day line earlier this week and is down over 0.5% midday. Meanwhile, graphics giant Nvidia booked an astounding 82% of average daily volume in the first hour of trading, mostly to the upside, and remains over 10% higher at this hour.
Nvidia earnings beat views late Wednesday, as it benefits from increasing demand for artificial intelligence tools. Revenue from data centers surged, offsetting weakening demand for gaming chips. NVDA stock is up 12.3% at the lunch hour and on track for the highest percentage increase since March 2020.
This action is tagging other chip leaders.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) rallied over 2% at the noon hour, surging past its 200-day line. Super Micro Computer (SMCI) is up 5% within a consolidation.
The S&P 500 fell 0.5% as it tests support at its 50-day line, and the Nasdaq matched that loss. The tech-heavy index has gained 10% so far this year.
The small-cap Russell 2000 was flat at the hour. The Innovator IBD 50 ETF (FFTY) fell 0.1%.
Volume rose on the Nasdaq compared to midday Wednesday while NYSE volume matched the prior day’s level.
Crude oil rose over 1% to $75.04 per barrel. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell 3 basis points to 3.89%.
Initial jobless claims of 192,000 were lower than the 200,000 consensus. Minutes from the Federal Reserve’s Feb. 1 meeting noted that “recent reductions (in jobless claims) did not appear to reflect widespread weakness in the demand for labor.” Fourth-quarter GDP rose 2.7%, revised from the earlier estimate of 2.9%.
Apple (AAPL) dipped about 0.1% but remains supported at the 200-day line after a three-day shakeout. Shares are up less than 0.5% on Thursday and may offer an entry at 176.25.
Also in the Dow Jones, Microsoft (MSFT) is flat at its 200-day support line. On Wednesday, it released mobile apps with AI chatbot features. The features are also available on its Skype video and voice communications service.
Meanwhile, Salesforce (CRM) fell less than 0.1% while the handle forms a 178.94 entry. Last but not least, Disney (DIS) shows an early buy point at 118.28.
Elsewhere, Tesla‘s (TSLA) March 1 investor day will reveal the EV giant’s latest moves in full self-driving hardware updates and expansion plans.
Last August, CEO Elon Musk said that his plans included scaling up both cars and battery materials. The EV company has signed deals to get graphite for its lithium-ion batteries and reportedly is eyeing Sigma Lithium (SGML), a pure lithium play. Tesla is down over 1% and below its 200-day line while SGML has fallen over 3%.
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Shares of Etsy (ETSY) lost more than 2% despite an earnings beat. Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers (TOL) rose nearly 1% after strong earnings as well.
Alibaba (BABA) fell over 1% and Moderna (MRNA) plunged 8% after earnings.
MercadoLibre (MELI) on the IBD Leaderboard is on deck after the market closes on Thursday.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) is due on Saturday. Buffett’s letter to shareholders is on watch for news about buybacks, and Geico and Alleghany deals.
MELI is in a buy zone above a 1,095.44 entry while BRKB is working toward a buy point of 321.42 but needs to clear the 50-day line ahead of that entry.
Outside of Dow Jones, Leaderboard stocks are in buy zones.
Airbnb (ABNB) is in a buy zone from a 121.50 entry. Flor (FLR) is also in a buy zone above a 36.16 entry, rebounding from its 50-day line. Inspire Medical Systems (INSP) is up nearly 2% and remains in a buy zone. Iridium Communications (IRDM) and Uber (UBER) are extended.
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