Dow Jones Futures Fall As Stock Market Rally Struggles; Cathie Wood Sells Nvidia Stock

Dow Jones futures dropped Friday morning, along with S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures, as the stock market headed for a losing week. Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest ETFs sold more than 13,500 shares of Nvidia stock.


Key earnings movers Friday include DocuSign (DOCU), RH (RH), Guidewire Software (GWRE) and Kroger (KR).

DOCU stock rose nearly 1% in premarket trade, while RH shares dived around 7.5%. Guidewire stock inched higher. Finally, Kroger shares climbed more than 1% in early action.

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Nvidia (NVDA) dropped 0.4% Friday morning. Cathie Wood’s Ark Genomic Revolution ETF (ARKG) sold 13,522 shares of Nvidia stock, according to Thursday’s daily trade disclosures. The ARKG ETF continues to hold 124,000 Nvidia shares.

In a July interview with Barron’s, Cathie Wood expressed her concerns that Nvidia stock was overvalued because it is “is selling at a very high multiple of revenue right now.”

Electric vehicle giant Tesla (TSLA) traded down 0.4% Friday. Among Dow Jones tech icon, Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) traded modestly lower, ahead of today’s stock market open.

Other stock market leaders include Alphabet (GOOGL) and Meta Platforms (META). GOOGL stock dipped 0.3% and Meta shares rose a fraction in early action.

Adobe (ADBE), Baker Hughes (BKR), Cadence Design Systems (CDNS), Netflix (NFLX) and Shopify (SHOP) — as well as Dow Jones stocks IBM (IBM) and Visa (V) — are among the best stocks to watch in the struggling stock market uptrend.

Adobe is an IBD Leaderboard stock and was featured in this Stocks Near A Buy Zone column. Netflix is an IBD SwingTrader stock.

Dow Jones Today: Oil Prices, Treasury Yields

Ahead of Friday’s opening bell, Dow Jones futures edged lower, while S&P 500 futures were unchanged. Tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 futures retreated less than 0.1% in morning action.

Among U.S. exchange-traded funds, the Nasdaq 100 tracker Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) was down 0.4%, while the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) traded down 0.3% early Friday.

Early action Friday also showed the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield at 4.25%, still set to end with a solid weekly gain.

Early Friday, oil prices bounced back from Thursday’s losses. West Texas Intermediate futures rose nearly 1% in morning action, trading around $87.50 a barrel.

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Stock Market Struggles

On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.2% after erasing earlier losses, with Intel (INTC) and Amgen (AMGN) doing the heavy lifting. The S&P 500 moved down 0.3%. The Nasdaq composite lost 0.9%, extending a losing streak to four sessions. Even though the Nasdaq ended sharply off its lows, it closed below its critical 50-day moving average.

Thursday’s Big Picture column commented, “This week’s volatile action underscores the importance of raising market exposure carefully and methodically after a follow-through day.”

Now is an important time to read IBD’s The Big Picture column as the stock market tries to extend its recent gains after a sharp pullback from this year’s highs.

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Dow Jones Stocks: IBM, Intel, Visa

Dow Jones leader IBM is breaking out past a cup-with-handle’s 146.50 buy point. IBM stock edged lower Friday, after another slight fall Thursday.

Chip giant Intel is in buy range past a 37.19 flat-base entry, with a 3.25% advance Thursday. Shares dipped 0.3% Friday morning.

And Dow Jones payments leader Visa is still above its latest entry, a flat base’s 245.37 buy point, according to IBD MarketSmith pattern recognition. V stock edged lower Friday.

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Stocks To Watch: Adobe, Baker, Cadence, Netflix, Shopify

IBD Leaderboard stock Adobe is breaking out past a 552.94 buy point in a short consolidation amid recent gains. Shares are in the 5% buy area. ADBE stock rose nearly 2% early Friday. Adobe announces its fiscal third-quarter results on Sept. 14.

Oil field services and equipment leader Baker Hughes cleared a 36.48 buy point in a tight pattern, according to IBD MarketSmith. BKR stock moved up almost 1% in early morning trade.

Cadence Design Systems is in a flat base with a 248.16 buy point. Shares moved above an early entry at 237.91 last week and are about 1% away from their next entry. CDNS was up 0.3% Friday.

Streaming giant and IBD SwingTrader stock Netflix continues to build a cup base with a 485 buy point. An early entry at Tuesday’s high of 453.45 is also in play. NFLX stock edged higher Friday.

Last week, Shopify shares jumped above their 50-day line in big volume. A 71.43 buy point in a cup base is about 7% away. The stock has broken out past a downward trendline drawn from its July top. Meanwhile, another earlier entry looms at 67.60. SHOP stock moved down 0.4% Friday morning.

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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
Adobe (ADBE) 552.94 Consolidation
Visa (V) 235.57 Flat base
SLB (SLB) 58.70 Cup with handle
Synopsys (SNPS) 468.03 Flat base
Source: IBD Data As Of Sept. 6, 2023

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Tesla Stock

Tesla stock cut losses to just 0.2% Thursday, continuing to bounce between resistance around its 50-day line and support at its 21-day exponential moving average. For now, investors can use last week’s high of 261.18 as an early entry. And TSLA stock has a 299.29 official buy point.

On Friday morning, TSLA stock slipped another 0.4% in early action, still on pace to finish with a weekly gain of around 3%.

Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft

Among Dow Jones stocks, Apple stock tumbled another 2.9% Thursday, falling further below its 50-day line after two straight days of sharp losses. Despite Thursday’s fall, AAPL stock is building a flat base with a 198.23 buy point. AAPL stock dropped 0.2% early Friday.

Microsoft shares also have tested their 50-day line in recent sessions, with a near-1% fall Thursday. And on Friday morning, the stock moved down 0.2%.

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