Dow Futures Gain, Meta Surges 18% After Earnings

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© Reuters Dow Futures Gain, Meta Surges 18% After Earnings

By Oliver Gray 

Investing.com – Dow futures were trading higher during Wednesday’s evening deals, after major benchmark averages finished slightly higher during regular trading as investors digested quarterly earnings results from mega-cap names.

by 6:45pm ET (10:45pm GMT) Dow Jones Futures added 0.3%, S&P 500 Futures lifted 0.8% and Nasdaq 100 Futures gained 1.3%.

In extended deals, Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ:FB) popped 18.3% after reporting results, with EPS coming in at $2.72 versus $2.56 expected while revenues were at $27.91 billion versus $28.2 billion expected. Daily active users on Facebook also beat analyst expectations.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) rose 4% after reporting adjusted earnings per share of 38 cents versus 37 cents expected, while revenues came in at $32.1 billion versus $31.13 billion expected.

PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) gained 3.2% after reporting Q1 results, with EPS of $0.88 and revenue of $6.5 billion, both in line with the consensus estimates. The company also slashed revenue and earnings per share guidance for the full year and issued weak guidance for the second quarter.

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) rose 5% after hours following better than expected earnings, driven in part by Android phone chip sales. The company reported adjusted revenue of $3.21 per share versus $2.91 expected, while revenues came in at $11.16 billion versus $10.6 billion expected.

Pinterest Inc (NYSE:PINS) surged more than 11% in extended trading after reporting a beat on the top and bottom lines in the recent quarter. EPS came in at 10 cents versus 4 cents expected, on revenues of $575 million versus $573 million expected. Monthly active users fell 9% year-over-year to 433 million.

Investors are looking ahead to big tech earnings on Thursday from Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), along with results from Robinhood Markets Inc (NASDAQ:HOOD). On the economic front, jobless claims data will also be closely monitored.

During Wednesday’s regular deals, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 61.75 points or 0.2% to 33,301.93, the S&P 500 advanced 0.2% to 4,183.96 and the NASDAQ Composite finished little changed at 12,488.93.

Among stocks, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rose 4.8% after strong earnings results. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) added 6.5% after the company’s quarterly results topped analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines. Solar company Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) also surged 7.7% after an earnings beat. On the downside, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) fell 3.6% after earnings results missed analysts expectations, while Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) dropped 7.5% after an earnings miss.

On the bond markets, United States 10-Year yields eased to 2.826%.