Dow Jones Futures Fall 150 Points Ahead Of Housing Data; DraftKings Pops On Upgrade

Dow Jones futures dropped 150 points Tuesday morning ahead of key housing data. The fall came as sports betting giant DraftKings (DKNG) rose on an analyst upgrade.




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Housing data was due Tuesday morning, with the early release of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index and the FHFA House Price Index. Both were expected at 9 a.m. ET. New home sales from the Commerce Department are out at 10 a.m. ET.

Wall Street expected the Case-Shiller index to rise 0.6% for July vs. June’s 0.9% increase. New-home sales are expected to slow to 699,000 in August, down from July’s 714,000 annual rate.

Finally, consumer confidence is also out at 10 a.m. ET. The index is expected to dip to 105.9 in September, down from August’s 106.1 reading.

Key earnings reports Tuesday morning include Cintas (CTAS) and Thor Industries (THO).

Cintas will report shortly. THO stock declined 3% in premarket trade after the recreational vehicle maker beat views, but offered a so-so outlook.

Stock Market Today

DraftKings rallied 3% Tuesday morning after JPMorgan upgraded the stock from neutral to overweight. The analyst also upped the price target from 26 to 37.

Electric-vehicle giant Tesla (TSLA) traded down 0.5% Tuesday morning, while Nvidia (NVDA) rose 0.3%. Dow Jones tech icons Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) both dropped, ahead of today’s stock market open.

Airbnb (ABNB), DraftKings, IBD Leaderboard stock Meta Platforms (META) and Uber Technologies (UBER) — as well as Dow Jones stocks Amgen (AMGN) and Caterpillar (CAT) — are among the stocks to watch in the ongoing stock market correction.

Dow Jones Today: Oil Prices, Treasury Yields

Ahead of Tuesday’s opening bell, Dow Jones futures fell 0.5% vs. fair value, while S&P 500 futures lost 0.55%. Tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 futures moved down 0.6% vs. fair value.

Among U.S. exchange-traded funds, the Nasdaq 100 tracker Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) lost 0.3%, while the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) dropped 0.3% early Tuesday.

Early action Tuesday also showed the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield falling to 4.5%, retreating slightly from new long-term highs set Monday.

Oil prices dropped 1% Tuesday morning, but continue to hold near their 2023 highs. West Texas Intermediate futures traded at $89 a barrel.


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Stock Market Correction

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average inched higher, snapping a four-day losing streak. The S&P 500 rose 0.4%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite gained 0.45%.

Monday’s Big Picture column commented, “While Monday’s moderate reversals at prior support levels give the stock market something to work with, there’s no clear sign of a new rally attempt.”

Now is an important time to read IBD’s The Big Picture column as the stock market tries to rebound from its recent correction lows. Be sure to read how to handle the ongoing stock market weakness and prepare for a new uptrend.


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Dow Jones Stocks: Amgen, Caterpillar

Drug giant Amgen finished Monday just below a 268.24 buy point in a cup with handle, per IBD MarketSmith pattern recognition. Shares rose 0.4% Tuesday morning.

Dow Jones leader Caterpillar continues to form a flat base with a 293.88 buy point from strong gains dating back to early June. CAT stock rose 0.4% Monday, closing just below the 50-day line. Shares lost 0.65% Tuesday morning.


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Stocks To Watch: Airbnb, DraftKings, Meta, Uber

Recent IBD Stock Of The Day, Airbnb, continues to build a cup-with-handle base with a buy point of 151.16. But ABNB stock remains below its 50-day line despite Monday’s 1.5% climb. Airbnb shares fell 0.5% Tuesday morning.

DraftKings is building a cup with handle that has a 32.65 buy point, per IBD MarketSmith pattern recognition. Shares are consolidating below their 50-day moving average, a key level to watch. DKNG stock was up 3% early Tuesday after the upgrade.

IBD Leaderboard stock and social media giant Meta Platforms is tracing a cup with handle that has a 312.87 buy point. META stock dipped 0.3% early Tuesday.

Uber Technologies continues to consolidate below its key 50-day line, rising 1.1% Monday. UBER is forming a flat base with a 49.49 entry. Shares ticked down 0.5% Tuesday.


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Best Stocks In Today’s 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
Uber Technologies (UBER) 143.63 Flat base
Caterpillar (CAT) 293.88 Flat base
Airbnb (ABNB) 154.95 Cup base
DraftKings (DKNG) 32.65 Cup with handle
Source: IBD Data As Of Sept. 25, 2023

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Tesla Stock

Tesla stock moved up 0.9% Monday, but remains significantly below its 50-day line. TSLA stock has an official cup-with-handle base with a buy point at 278.98, but shares are about 11% away from that entry.

With Tesla likely to report its third-quarter deliveries on Monday, Wall Street is now predicting the number will undercut the EV giant’s record-setting 466,140 vehicles in the second quarter. Since the end of July, analysts had forecast Tesla’s third quarter would outpace the second quarter.

On Tuesday morning, TSLA stock fell 0.5%, threatening to give up Monday’s gains.

Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft

Among Dow Jones stocks, Apple stock rose 0.7% Monday, still below its 50-day line after sharp losses in recent weeks. AAPL stock continues to build a flat base with a 198.23 buy point. Shares dropped 0.3% Tuesday morning.

Microsoft shares remain sharply below their 50-day line, with a 0.2% rise Monday. And on Tuesday morning, the stock lost 0.4% in early trades.

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