Dow Jones futures fell Tuesday morning, along with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures, amid the early release of key economic data.
Early Tuesday, the Case-Shiller Home Price Index and the Federal Housing Finance Agency Price Index came out. The Case-Shiller index for June rose 0.9%, shy of estimates that called for a 1.1% rise. Year over year, the Case-Shiller index dropped 1.2%.
The FHFA index rose 0.3% on the month in June, with a 3.1% year-over-year rise.
Further, August consumer confidence numbers from the Conference Board, and the Labor Department’s July JOLTS — Job Openings and Turnover Survey — are due at 10 a.m. ET.
BBY stock climbed more than 1% in morning trade, while BYD, China’s electric-vehicle and battery giant, posted near-record profits for its second quarter on the back of robust deliveries of electric vehicles. Nio shares skidded 4.4%. Finally, Pinduoduo shares soared 14% in premarket action, nearing a 92.79 buy point.
Stock Market Today
Electric-vehicle giant Tesla (TSLA) traded down 0.3% Tuesday morning, while Nvidia (NVDA) dropped 0.5%. Dow Jones tech icons Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) were mixed ahead of today’s stock market open.
Baker Hughes (BKR), Cadence Design Systems (CDNS), Fastly (FSLY) and Tidewater (TDW) — as well as Dow Jones stocks IBM (IBM), Merck (MRK) and Visa (V) — are among the best stocks to watch in the ongoing stock market correction.
Baker Hughes is an IBD Leaderboard watchlist stock. Merck featured in this Stocks Near A Buy Zone column.
Dow Jones Today: Oil Prices, Treasury Yields
Ahead of Tuesday’s opening bell, Dow Jones futures dipped 0.15% vs. fair value, while S&P 500 futures lost 0.2%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 futures dropped 0.3% in morning action.
Also on Tuesday, the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield held steady at 4.21%, as it continues to hold near its 2023 highs.
West Texas Intermediate oil prices revived their rebound Tuesday, following Monday’s pause. WTI futures rose nearly 1%, trading near $81 a barrel.
Stock Market Trend
On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.6%, while the S&P 500 also climbed 0.6%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite rallied 0.8%.
Monday’s Big Picture column commented, “Despite its difficulties, the stock market remains in a rally attempt. All it would take to confirm the move is a big index rally with an increase in daily volume. As long as the Nasdaq and S&P stay above their August lows, a follow-through signal remains in play.”
Now is an important time to read IBD’s The Big Picture column as the stock market tries to rebound after a sharp pullback from this year’s highs.
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Dow Jones Stocks: IBM, Merck, Visa
Dow Jones leader IBM is trying to break out past a cup-with-handle’s 146.50 buy point, with a 0.5% rise Monday. IBM stock rose 0.2% Tuesday.
Drug giant Merck fought to stay above its 50-day line with a 0.7% rise on Monday. MRK stock is tracing a flat base with a 119.65 buy point and a 115.61 early entry. Shares inched higher early Tuesday.
And Dow Jones payments leader Visa continues to hold in a buy range past a 235.57 flat-base buy point, according to IBD MarketSmith pattern recognition. Meanwhile, another entry is available, with the stock forming another flat base that has a 245.37 entry. V stock gained 0.1% Tuesday.
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Stocks To Watch: Baker, Cadence, Fastly, Tidewater
Oil field services and equipment leader Baker Hughes has been trading tightly the past five weeks and has a buy point at its 2023 high of 36.48, according to IBD MarketSmith. BKR stock moved up 0.9% in early morning trade.
Cadence Design Systems is in a flat base with a 248.16 buy point. Shares are right at their 50-day line, just shy of a 237.91 early entry. CDNS was flat Tuesday.
Software leader Fastly moved further past an ascending base’s 21.54 buy point on Monday, with a 2.3% gain. Shares are in the 5% buy area Monday, but the market correction should keep investors on the sidelines. FSLY stock traded down 0.8% in early trade.
IBD Leaderboard stock Tidewater is rebounding from support around its 10-week line, placing the energy leader in a new buy area. TDW stock was flat early Tuesday.
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Best Stocks In Stock Market Action
These are four best stocks to buy and watch in today’s stock market, including a Dow Jones leader.
|Company Name||Symbol||Correct Buy Point||Type Of Buy Point|
|SLB||(SLB)||58.70||Cup with handle|
Source: IBD Data As Of Aug. 28, 2023
Tesla stock edged higher Monday, adding to Friday’s gain. Despite their recent rebound, shares remain well below their 50-day line. Amid the recent weakness, it’s clear that the stock requires more time to consolidate before a new entry emerges. Wait for a decisive move back above the 21- and 50-day moving averages before considering a new purchase of TSLA stock.
Early Tuesday, Tesla stock threatened to snap its two-day win streak, losing 0.3%.
Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft
Among Dow Jones stocks, Apple stock climbed 0.9% Monday, near its recent high. The stock remains squarely below the 50-day line following sharp losses in recent weeks. AAPL stock is building a flat base with a 198.23 buy point. AAPL stock inched higher early Tuesday.
Microsoft shares also are trying to rebound from their recent lows, but the stock needs more time to consolidate before a new buy point emerges. The stock remains below its 21- and 50-day lines, so there isn’t a buy signal yet. And on Tuesday morning, the stock moved down 0.2%.
Be sure to follow Scott Lehtonen on Twitter at @IBD_SLehtonen for more on growth stocks and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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