US open: Dow Jones reverses Monday's gains at the bell

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Wall Street stocks were in the red early on Tuesday as investors digested quarterly earnings from a number of big-name firms and a series of data points.

As of 1525 BST, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 1.00% at 33,707.88, while the S&P 500 was 1.53% weaker at 4,230.33 and the Nasdaq Composite came out the gate 2.43% softer at 12,688.40.

The Dow opened 341.58 points lower on Tuesday, reversing gains recorded in the previous session.

In the corporate space, Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal has told employees that the social media giant faces an uncertain future after it agreed to be acquired by billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a deal worth $44.0bn.

He was initially offered a seat on the board but instead made a bid for the entire company, which Twitter’s board accepted on Monday. The cash offer of $54.20 per share is a 38% premium to the closing price on 1 April, the last trading day before Musk acquired his 9% stake.

In terms of earnings, General Electric posted a first-quarter earnings and revenue beat ahead of the opening bell but warned FY earnings would be towards the lower end of previous guidance, while PepsiCo also reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped expectations as consumers paid more for Doritos, Quaker oatmeal and Gatorade products.

UPS also beat earnings estimates with EPS of $3.05 on $24.4bn in sales, while 3M posted better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on a net income of $1.29bn, down from $1.62bn in the year-earlier period, and Raytheon Technologies revealed it was on track for a fourth-straight loss, after the aerospace and defence company provided mixed guidance as it missed on Q1 revenues despite beating on profits

Still to come, Alphabet, Microsoft, Chubb, Chipotle, Visa, and General Motors will all report their most recent quarterly results after the close.

On the macro front, new orders for manufactured durable goods increased 0.8% month-on-month across the US in March, according to the Census Bureau, bouncing back from a downwardly revised 1.7% drop in February but below market expectations of a 1% gain. Excluding transportation, new orders rose 1.1%, ahead of a 0.5% drop in February, and excluding defence, new orders advanced 1.2%, a marked improvement on the prior month’s 2.1% fall.

Elsewhere, the US housing index increased to 381.40 points in February, up from 373.70 points in January, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Still on housing data, new home sales in the US fell 2% month-on-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 772,000 in February, according to the Census Bureau, following a revised 8.4% drop in the previous month and below market expectations for a print of 810,000.

Finally, the University of Michigan‘s consumer sentiment unexpectedly jumped to 65.7 in April, up from an eleven-year low of 59.4 in March, according to preliminary estimates. Figures also beat market forecasts of 59, with the expectations index surging by 18% to 64.1.

Dow Jones – Risers

Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) $68.88 1.19%
Chevron Corp. (CVX) $158.74 0.79%
Home Depot Inc. (HD) $307.29 0.77%
Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) $86.07 0.73%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) $45.68 0.64%
Walmart Inc. (WMT) $157.74 0.51%
Travelers Company Inc. (TRV) $175.32 0.50%
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) $217.61 0.42%
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $186.23 0.12%
Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) $162.70 0.09%

Dow Jones – Fallers

Salesforce.Com Inc. (CRM) $169.98 -2.63%
Walt Disney Co. (DIS) $117.03 -2.43%
3M Co. (MMM) $145.20 -2.29%
Boeing Co. (BA) $171.95 -2.25%
Nike Inc. (NKE) $125.18 -2.16%
Visa Inc. (V) $206.04 -1.86%
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) $276.36 -1.55%
Apple Inc. (AAPL) $160.35 -1.55%
Intel Corp. (INTC) $46.33 -1.55%
JP Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) $126.03 -0.58%

S&P 500 – Risers

Sherwin-Williams Co. (SHW) $275.36 11.03%
Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) $191.19 6.89%
Waste Management Inc. (WM) $164.96 5.77%
Corning Inc. (GLW) $36.35 5.59%
Avery Dennison Corp. (AVY) $177.26 5.08%
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) $105.44 4.52%
Republic Services Inc. (RSG) $137.17 3.56%
Northern Trust Corp. (NTRS) $109.44 3.48%
PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) $133.80 3.45%
Masco Corp. (MAS) $53.91 3.24%

S&P 500 – Fallers

Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS) $123.47 -11.02%
General Electric Co. (GE) $81.56 -9.26%
Zions Bancorporation (ZION) $57.67 -5.60%
Arconic Inc. (ARNC) $24.58 -5.35%
Intuit Inc. (INTU) $427.22 -4.41%
Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) $190.27 -4.40%
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) $86.88 -4.20%
Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) $4.53 -4.13%
IQVIA Holdings Inc. (IQV) $210.90 -4.08%
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) $127.71 -3.95%

Nasdaq 100 – Risers

Cadence Design Systems Inc. (CDNS) $152.22 0.74%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) $45.68 0.64%
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (JBHT) $174.95 0.51%
Qurate Retail Inc. (QRTEA) $4.32 0.47%
O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) $716.68 0.46%
Dish Network Corp. (DISH) $31.56 0.22%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN) $691.62 0.19%
PACCAR Inc. (PCAR) $86.46 0.13%
Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) $45.76 0.11%
Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) $43.08 0.09%

Nasdaq 100 – Fallers

Tesla Inc (TSLA) $934.24 -6.39%
Intuit Inc. (INTU) $427.22 -4.41%
Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) $190.27 -4.40%
Asml Holdings N.V. (ASML) $575.17 -4.11%
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) $127.71 -3.95%
Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) $184.21 -3.63%
Baidu Inc. (BIDU) $112.40 -3.58%
Amazon.Com Inc. (AMZN) $2,826.09 -3.27%
Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) $69.88 -3.23%
Meta Platforms Inc. (FB) $181.00 -3.20%