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KiplingerMay 24, 2022
Stock Market Today: Oh, Snap! Social Swoon Keeps Market Guessing
The stock-market pendulum swung in the other direction again Tuesday, though how exactly it treated investors' individual portfolios was largely contingent on how much technology and tech-esque exposure they had.

The major catalyst today was last night's announcement by Snap (SNAP) CEO Evan Spiegel that the company would fall well short of its internal current-quarter revenue and earnings estimates. "The macro environment has deteriorated further and faster than we anticipated when we issued our quarterly guidance last month," he says.

SEE MORE The 15 Best Value Stocks to Buy Right Now Snap shares cratered 43.1% in response Tuesday and sent shockwaves throughout the rest of the digital advertising space. Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL, -5.0%), Facebook parent Meta Platforms (FB, -7.6%) and Amazon.com (AMZN, -3.2%) were all swept up in the selling pressure.

Not only did that spark a flurry of single-stock downgrades from the analyst community, but CFRA's Sam Stovall downgraded the entire communication services sector.

"A rapid recovery in any area driven by advertising and consumer spending is not expected in the near to intermediate term," he says. "What's more, increased regulatory risk directed toward t

MarketWatch MarketPulseMay 24, 2022
Nordstrom stock rockets higher after earnings beat, increase in annual forecast
Nordstrom Inc. shares jumped more than 20% at times in after-hours trading Tuesday after the retailer reported an unexpected profit and improving sales amid difficulties for rivals. Nordstrom reported first-quarter profit of $20 million, or 13 cents a share, up from a loss a year ago and amid analyst expectations for a loss this year. The company did post an adjusted loss of 6 cents a share, mostly related to an impairment charge related to a Trunk Club property. Sales improved to $3.47 billion from $2.92 billion a year ago, and also topped expectations. Analysts on average expected Nordstrom to report a loss of 5 cents a share on sales of $3.29 billion, according to FactSet. Executives also increased their annual forecast, now expecting sales growth of 6% to 8%, up from 5% to 7% previously, and earnings of $3.38 to $3.68 a share, after previously stating $3.15 to $3.50 a share. Shares rose as much as more than 20%, and were bouncing around between 10% and 20% higher in the extended session Tuesday afternoon. The stock has held up amid carnage for many retail clothing chains, falling just 7.5% so far this year as the S&P 500 index has declined 16.1%.

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MarketWatch MarketPulseMay 24, 2022
Dow ekes out gain Tuesday, but Nasdaq leads losses tied to tech selloff
Major U.S. stock indexes closed mixed Tuesday in choppy trade punctuated by another sharp selloff in the internet sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung to a slight gain late in the session, adding about 50 points, or 0.2%, to end near 31,931. The main action resided in the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index , which shed 2.4%, while the S&P 500 index closed down 0.8%, failing to add to Monday's bounce for the large-cap index. An earnings warning from Snapchat parent Snap was pegged as a key catalyst for losses in internet stocks, which swept up other social-media companies, including Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. , Pinterest Inc. , Google parent Alphabet and Twitter Inc. .

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Google Business NewsMay 24, 2022
Tech Stocks Drop as Dow, S&P 500 Fall in Volatile Session - The Wall Street Journal
Tech Stocks Drop as Dow, S&P 500 Fall in Volatile Session  The Wall Street JournalSnap plunges 30% after CEO warns company will miss revenue and earnings estimates, slow hiring  CNBCSocial media stocks plunge on Snapchat warning  CNNSnap crackles, and pops yesterday's market optimism  CMC MarketsDow falls 300 points on Tuesday as the sell-off resumes on Wall Street  CNBC

MarketWatch MarketPulseMay 24, 2022
Tesla stock falls after Daiwa Capital cuts price target and EPS, delivery estimates
Shares of Tesla Inc. dropped 3.0% in premarket trading Tuesday, after Daiwa Capital analyst Jairam Nathan reiterated his outperform rating on the electric vehicle maker but cut his price target to $800 from $1,150, citing COVID-19-related lockdowns in Shanghai and supply chain concerns impacting the ramp-up of its Austin and Berlin plants. He also cut his 2022 earnings per share estimate to $9.30 from $12.00, compared with the FactSet consensus of $12.14, and lowered his deliveries estimate to 1.2 million units from 1.4 million. Nathan noted that Tesla shut down production at its facility in Shanghai for three weeks due to lockdowns, and restarted operations at half capacity in mid-April, with reports saying normal operations will resume sometime this week. "With about 13,000 units of production per week and higher than average margins, any production loss at Shanghai is bound to have a significant impact on margins and earnings," Nathan wrote in a note to clients. Tesla derived 24.8% of its first-quarter revenue from China. He also cited concerns over the negative impact of Chief Executive Elon Musk's proposed buyout of Twitter Inc. , either on management of Tesla or on the stock from a potential divestment. Tesla's stock, which was on track to open below the 10-month closing low of $663.90 on Friday, has tumbled 36.1% year to date through Monday, while the S&P 500 has lost 16.6%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

MarketWatchMay 24, 2022
Earnings Results: Intuit stock rises after tax-season earnings top Street estimate, improved outlook
Intuit shares rose after hours Tuesday when the accounting-software company reported tax-season results and an outlook that topped Wall Street estimates.
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