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 futures rally as traders cheer Apple’s outcomes
On Wednesday, American stock index futures went up, pointing to a firm start for Wall Street due to the fact that Apple’s stellar outcomes and forecast soothed worries about the decelerating surge in corporate gains.
Stocks of the iPhone maker leapt by 5.8% right after it told that sales in China were stabilizing and also touted how soaring demand for its services as well as accessories helped to compensate a record dive in iPhone profit.
Besides this, the company also uncovered plans for another $75 billion share buyback and had its cash dividend ramped up by 5%.
On Tuesday, the S&P 500 index demonstrated another record maximum as well as its best four-month surge for almost nine years.
Experts are quite optimistic on first-quarter earnings surge and expect a 0.7% leap in contrast with a 2% dive estimated at the beginning of April.
Aside from a mostly better-than-anticipated earnings season, recent profits in stocks have also been driven by upbeat economic reports, a dovish Fed as well as hints of progress in US-China trade negotiations.
Additionally, the major US bank, which will conclude its two-day gathering later in the day, is generally anticipated to keep borrowing costs intact and stick with a cautious monetary policy stance, notwithstanding Donald Trump's call to decrease interest rates.
ET, Dow e-minis ascended by 0.27%. As for S&P 500 e-minis, it soared by 0.29%, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis rallied by 0.66%.
Among other shares, Advanced Micro Devices Inc headed north by 5.1% because the chipmaker's quarterly gain beat Wall Street estimates as it managed to sell more chips in servers and data centers. Other chip stocks rallied too, with Micron Technology Inc, Qualcomm, and Nvidia Corp soaring 1%-1.6%.
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 Reserve Bank of New Zealand will publish a monetary policy report and make an update on the interest rate on May 25, at 05:00 GMT+3.
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.