Late trading losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average grew as a component Home Depot (HD) It disappointed investors with its latest report. Led by Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) bought shares in financial stocks despite the banking crisis. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy criticized President Joe Biden amid the debt ceiling meeting.
Some stocks tried to break out despite the mixed action. rambus (RMBS), GMS (GMS) f advanced micro devices (AMD) All entries tested.
Treasury yields rose. The 10-year yield increased by three basis points to 3.54% while the two-year yield increased by seven basis points to 4.08%, making the yield curve more inverting.
Biden changes his plan after McCarthy’s debt ceiling plan
The long-awaited debt ceiling meeting between congressional leaders and President Joe Biden took place this afternoon.
McCarthy went on the attack before powwowing, and took a snap at the chief’s table. Biden is preparing to leave the country on Wednesday for a three-day G7 meeting in Japan.
“We have another 16 days,” McCarthy told reporters. “I don’t think I’ll spend eight days somewhere out of the country.”
Biden responded by cutting off his foreign engagements. A source told NBC News he will now fly back to the US on Sunday instead of heading on further planned visits to Papua New Guinea and Australia.
Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling unconditionally, while Republicans seek to secure cuts in government spending before approval. McCarthy said after the meeting that there was “a lot of work to be done in a short period of time.” He also said that they will “work hard to make it come to fruition”.
He also said that a member of the Biden administration would work with a member of his team to reach an agreement.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Monday that the United States may be unable to pay its bills as early as June 1 if Congress does not act.
Edward Moya, chief market analyst at Oanda, said the debt ceiling issue is causing concern among investors.
“Wall Street is preparing for something bad to happen, but no one has any idea what that catalyst will be,” he said in a note to clients. “It could be a debt-ceiling impasse, ongoing banking concerns, or a much weaker consumer as flat inflation becomes more apparent.”
Nasdaq reverses lower with lowercase caps lower
The Nasdaq was better than the other major indexes but was still down 0.2% as indexes faded in late trading. Baidu (BIDU) posted a 4% gain after its earnings report.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.6 percent. Caesars Entertainment (CZR) lagged down 6.9%.
S&P 500 sectors were mixed with a negative bias. Telecom services and technology were the best performers. Real estate and energy fell the most.
The small caps were smashed by the bears, with Russell 2000 down 1.4%. Growth stocks were also lower, with the Innovator IBD 50 ETF (FFTY) losing 1.1%.
Dow Jones Today: Disappointing Home Depot, Nike Lugs
The Dow Jones index lagged behind the other major indices. It ended the day down 336 points, or 1%.
Home Depot fell 2.1% after its most recent quarterly report, though earnings weren’t really the issue.
Home Depot posted a better-than-expected decline in EPS of 6.6% to $3.82 as sales fell 4% to $37.26 billion. It was the worst retail sales loss in decades.
The home improvement retailer expects revenue and same-store sales to decline 2% and 5%, respectively, compared to fiscal 2022. That was worse than its previous guidance.
Despite this, it was Nike (NKE) The Dow Jones was the worst performer today, down 2.8%.
Microsoft MSFT led the upside, rising 0.7%. It’s currently extended, MarketSmith analysis shows.
Warren Buffett buys this finance stock
Many investors like to track 13F filings for stock ideas. It appears that Berkshire Hathaway has acquired a new stake in the company Capital One Financial (cove).
Berkshire Hathaway reported buying more than 9.9 million shares in a regulatory filing.
Warren Buffett’s latest stock is one of the largest issuers of credit cards in the United States, and also provides consumer and business banking products.
COF stock closed off its highs of the day but still gained 2.1%. However, it carries a poor rating for IBD at 32 out of 99.
In addition to its new acquisition, Berkshire Hathaway also increased its positions in American bank (BAC) f apple (AAPL) at 2% each. It also reinforced her Occidental Petroleum (OXY) by 8%.
RH Stock Drops On Buffett Accent
But it wasn’t all good news for stocks after recent changes to Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio.
R (RH), formerly Restoration Hardware, fell after news Buffett dumped shares last quarter. The Oracle of Omaha seems unfazed by the prospects for luxury furniture retailers during the recession.
At the end of 2022, Berkshire owned 2.36 million shares in the company, which is led by Gary Friedman.
RH stock ended the day down 8.8%. A sell signal flashed as it dropped below the 50-day moving average.
The stock carries an RS rating of 31. It is down a moderate 4.7% so far in 2023.
Out Dow Jones: AMD Stock Among the Breakouts
Advanced Micro Devices canceled the cup base entry at 102.53 and closed below that level. It is executable up to 107.66 in height.
AMD stock rose to prominence after a regulatory filing showed that hedge fund Third Point, run by activist investor Daniel Loeb, had acquired 1 million shares.
The overall strong performance is reflected in AMD’s composite IBD rating of 92.
Rambus saw its relative strength line reach new highs after it crossed a buy point at 51.98. RMBS has a perfect composite rating of 99. Big money has also been recently acquired, as evidenced by a stock accumulation/dividend rating of B.
Building Supplies GMS plays just under 62.29 entry points. Institutional ownership is very high: 76% of its shares are held by funds, according to MarketSmith data.
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