During Market hours Yesterday (Wednesday – 02.03.2022)

  • The Dow (Symbol: DIA) went up 1.75%. The S&P 500 (Symbol: SPY) gained 1.84% and the Nasdaq (Symbol: QQQ) jumped 1.68%.
  • Nordstrom (Symbol: JWN) — Shares of the department store rallied a whopping 37.8% after the company reported better-than-expected profits and sales for the holiday quarter. The strong results also prompted Nordstrom to offer an optimistic outlook for the coming year. Meanwhile, the retailer called out improvements in its off-price business, Nordstrom Rack, amid a report that the company has been reviewing a potential spin-off.
  • Salesforce (Symbol: CRM) — Salesforce shares gained nearly 1% after the company reported an earnings beat. The software giant issued upbeat guidance after beating expectations in its fourth quarter on its top and bottom lines. The company posted adjusted earnings of 84 cents per share on revenue of $7.33 billion. Analysts expected a profit of 74 cents per share on revenue of $7.24 billion, according to Refinitiv.
  • Ford (Symbol: F) — Shares of Ford jumped 8.3% after the company said it plans to separate its electric vehicle and legacy businesses. The move is expected to streamline the company’s growing electric vehicle business and maximize profits. The automaker plans to breakout financial results for both units, and its Ford+ business, by 2023.
  • SoFi (Symbol: SOFI) — Shares of SoFi rose 3.3% following its better-than-expected quarterly results. The fintech company reported a loss of 15 cents per share, versus analysts’ prediction for a loss of 17 cents per share. SoFi also reported reaching all-time highs in members added, ending 2021 with about 3.5 million members, up 87% from the start of the year.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch (Symbol: ANF) — The retail stock sunk 13% after reporting weaker-than-expected quarterly results. Abercrombie & Fitch posted a profit of $1.14 per share, below analysts’ estimates of $1.27 per share. Revenue was $1.16 billion, missing analysts’ estimates of $1.18 billion.
  • Booking Holdings (Symbol: BKNG) — Shares of the travel booking site operator gained 4.4% after Evercore ISI upgraded the stock to outperform from in line. The firm said it sees a “more rapid” leisure-travel recovery.
  • DraftKings (Symbol: DKNG) — Shares of DraftKings dipped 1.4% despite Morgan Stanley naming the sports-betting stock a top pick. “We expect the US online sports betting/iGaming market to be very large, with a few market share winners, including DKNG,” Morgan Stanley said.

During Premarket hours today (Thursday – 03.03.2022)

              U.S. weekly jobless claims total 215,000, vs 225,000 estimate

  • Best Buy (Symbol: BBY) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter revenue that fell short of expectations and per-share earnings that matched estimates. However, the stock gained 9% in the premarket, even as the consumer electronics retailer also delivered a weaker-than-expected outlook for fiscal 2022.
  • Shares of Snowflake (Symbol: SNOW) sank roughly 20% in Thursday’s premarket, the morning after the cloud software company forecast slowing product revenue growth, which makes up most of total sales. Snowflake’s better-than-expected revenue grew 101% year over year in its fiscal fourth quarter. But that’s the slowest sales growth since at least 2019.

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