Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Here is a daily recap of the S&P 500 broken down by sector followed by sector heat map after stocks finish lower despite Target strong earnings. Stocks in heat map are based on the top 10 holdings of each sector ETF. Click on each picture to zoom in. Below is a summary of today’s action on Wall Street provided by CNBC:

Dow futures point to a flat open as investors monitor US-China trade developments

U.S. stock index futures were marginally higher Tuesday morning with market players still focused on U.S.-China trade developments. At around 02:20 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 7 points, indicating a positive open of just 4 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq both pointed to a narrowly higher open.

The S&P 500 (SPY) slipped -0.11% today. Sector decliners led advancers 8 to 3 as shown below in the sector graph. Consumer staples (XLP), energy (XLE), financials (XLF), healthcare (XLV), industrials (XLI), materials (XLB), technology (XLK) and utilities (XLU) each finished with small losses of less than 1%. Communication services (XLC), consumer discretionary (XLY) and real estate (XLRE) each had gains of less than 1%.

The Dow Jones index gave back 13 points (-0.05%) to close at 25,806. The Nasdaq ended the day in the red by 1 point (-0.02%) to settle at 7,576.

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Stocks finished slightly lower as investors considered US China trade discussions as well as Target’s strong earnings. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated Monday that the US and China were “on the cusp” of reaching a deal. Target reported stronger than expected earnings on Tuesday sending the stock up around 5%.

Key Takeaways…

I took the following CNBC screenshots this morning regarding China’s economy, what’s not resolved and who’s winning in retail:

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Notable S&P 500 Movers…

Below I’ve highlighted some notable S&P movers (both winners & losers).

Credit: Sector Graph provided by Sector SPDR app. Sector breakdown provided by Charles Schwab. Sector heat map provided by finviz. Information Credit: News Headlines and quotes were taken from CNBC in the writing of this post.

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3/5/19

S&P 500 Sector Graph

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

S&P 500 (SPY)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Communication Services (XLC)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Consumer Discretionary (XLY)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Consumer Staples (XLP)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Energy (XLE)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Financials (XLF)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Real Estate (XLRE)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Healthcare (XLV)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Industrials (XLI)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Materials (XLB)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Technology (XLK)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

Utilities (XLU)

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

S&P 500 Sector Heat Map

Stocks Finish Lower Despite Target Strong Earnings

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