The major indexes are mixed as investors consider the latest jobless claims data and await the Federal Reserve’s next move in its fight against inflation.
Initial jobless claims came in at 190,000 versus 196,000 expected, indicating there’s still strength in the jobs market.
Investors will be listening for information on the central bank’s upcoming plans as Fed Governor Christopher Waller speaks Thursday afternoon.
Earnings season continues, with retailer Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) beating estimates and meeting revenue, sending shares up more than 7%.
Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) beat fourth-quarter earnings estimates, but fell short on fiscal year earnings and issued disappointing revenue guidance. Shares dropped almost 2% on the news.
Cloud software company Salesforce Inc. (NYSE: CRM) smashed Wall Street expectations, issued a strong forecast and announced it’s expanding its buyback program, causing shares to soar nearly 16% in premarket trading.
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- What Is the Dow and How Does It Work?
- A Beginner’s Guide to the Nasdaq and How to Trade It
- What Companies Make up the S&P 500 and How Can I Trade It?
- What Is the VIX? Understanding Stock Market Volatility
- A Beginner’s Guide to Stock Sector Analysis and Relative Strength
- How to Pick Winning Stocks With Simple Market Analysis Tools
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