Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

Here’s what we’re watching ahead of the opening bell on Tuesday.

  • U.S. stock futures show decent gains ahead of manufacturing data that will give fresh insights into the state of the economic recovery.
  • Futures for the S&P 500 ticked up 0.5%, following a fourth consecutive monthly advance for the broad stocks gauge before the Memorial Day weekend on Friday. Contracts for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7% and futures on the technology-focused Nasdaq-100 edged up 0.4%. Read our full market wrap here.
What’s Coming Up
  • The monthly survey of purchasing managers in manufacturing should show continued growth in activity in May when published Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET. Investors focused on inflation risks will be looking at the prices element of the report.
  • Companies reporting earnings after the close on Tuesday include

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    HPE -2.33%



    AMBA -1.54%

    which makes the vision technology for self-driving cars among other things.

Market Movers to Watch
  • Cloudera

    shares jumped 25% on news that it is set to be bought out by private equity. KKR and Clayton Dubilier & Rice, are close to agreeing a deal to take the software company private.

  • Zoom Video Communications

    is up 0.9% before the open Tuesday. The videoconferencing company that has become ubiquitous in the pandemic reports first quarter earnings after the close. 

  • Energy companies are up ahead of the market open Tuesday on the back of rising energy prices and economic reopening.

    Diamondback Energy

    is up 2.6%,

    Occidental Petroleum

    is 2.8% higher and

    Devon Energy

    is up 3.2%. 

  • AMC Entertainment,

    the cinema company that has seen a rush of returning small investor interest recently, is up 11% premarket. The sharp jump follows a drop of 1.5% last Friday ahead of the long weekend.

  • GameStop,

    the daytraders’ other favorite, is up 3.8% Tuesday following a 12.6% drop on Friday. 

  • Carnival

    is up 2% after the cruise-line operator took a step toward resuming passenger operations with agreements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A Costa Pacifica cruise ship, operated by Carnival Corp., docked at the port of Civitavecchia near Rome, Feb. 22, 2021.


Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg News

Market Fact
  • The Russell 2000 index inched up just 0.1% during the month of May, far less than the S&P 500, the Nasdaq or the Dow. But the rise gave the small-cap benchmark its longest winning streak since September 1995.
  • Clorox and Lysol maker Reckitt Benckiser were both major beneficiaries of the pandemic, but so far this year, Clorox shares are down around 13% and Reckitt’s are down 3%. By comparison, the S&P 500 consumer staples subindex is up around 4% over the same period.
Chart of the Day 
  • Some investors are worried that inflation and the Federal Reserve’s changing reactions to it will herald a new era of volatility that will disrupt 30 years of familiar market patterns. One thing under threat is the long spell of a balancing relationship between returns from stocks and bonds, known as negative correlation.
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