Every year in early autumn Apple holds its event where it presents new iPhones, Apple Watches, and iPads. This year wasn’t an exclusion. But yesterday’s presentation didn’t result in Apple stock growth, and here’s why.
American equities dive
On Thursday, American equities generally tumbled, reflecting weakness in the financial markets worldwide because government bond profits rallied to multi-year maximums on firm American economic data as well as optimistic views from the key US bank.
10 of the 11 primary S&P sectors declined, underpinned by a 1% sink in the communication services sector SPLRCL, exactly where heavyweights, including Facebook tumbled by 1.2%, Netflix lost 1.7%, and Alphabet dived by 1.7% too.
Technology equities SPLRCT headed south by about 1%. Apple declined by 0.8%.
The revenue on the benchmark 10-year note reached a maximum of 3.232% because Wednesday’s firm economic data backed hopes that the non-farm payrolls report to be released on Friday would appear to be firmer than expected.
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell told that the US economy might be expanding some time that also helped the yield curve got to its highest value for two months.
It boosted bank stocks SPXBK that ascended by nearly 1.6%, outstripping the 1.3% soar in the financial sector SPSY that appeared to be the only gainer amid the 11 key S&P sectors.
Notwithstanding the pullback, American equities are trading close to record values, thus backing fears as for valuations with the earnings season within the reach.
EDT the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped by 0.44% being worth 26,711.33. Additionally, the S&P 500 lost 0.39% being worth 2,914.11. As for the Nasdaq Composite, it declined by 0.80% being worth 7,960.92.
Among top performers, one should mention Constellation Brands stocks, that added 4.9% after the Corona beer maker lifted its full-year revenue estimate and also topped Wall Street's forecasts for second-quarter sales and revenue.
Eli Lilly went up by 5% after the company's experimental diabetes medication turned out to be promising in a mid-stage trial. Additionally, Snap Inc lost about 5.8%.
Richard Branson offloaded nearly 10 million shares, which equals about 4% of the Virgin Galactic stock, leaving him with an 18% stake.
Today at 00:00 GMT+3 SPCE will present the second quarter 2021 financial results. We will get to know everything about the company's financial condition and plans.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.