Nasdaq 100 futures rise after Nvidia posts quarterly earnings beat: Live updates

Nasdaq 100 futures rise after Nvidia posts quarterly earnings beat: Live updates

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on May 16, 2024.

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Nasdaq-100 futures rose on Wednesday evening as Wall Street assessed the latest quarterly results from market bellwether Nvidia.

Nasdaq-100 futures jumped 0.4%, while S&P 500 futures added 0.2%. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 50 points, or 0.1%.

Chipmaking stock and artificial intelligence darling Nvidia added 7% in extended trading after posting stronger-than-expected fiscal first-quarter results and announcing a 10-for-1 stock split. Snowflake added 6% on a revenue beat.

Nvidia’s results have been a focal point for Wall Street, as traders hoped for signs that the excitement around AI is not waning. With its $2.3 trillion market cap, Nvidia also has considerable sway over the broad S&P 500. The stock, alongside AI and megacap technology peers, has powered the market’s gains into 2024, with Wolfe Research’s Chris Senyek noting that a beat would be a “key tailwind” for equities overall.

“Even in the face of huge expectations, the company once again stepped up and delivered,” said Ryan Detrick, chief market strategist at Carson Group. “The always important data center revenue was strong, while future revenue was also impressive. Bottom line, the bar was high and cleared it once again.”

Stocks dropped during Wednesday’s session after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s May meeting fueled concerns over sticky inflation and fear that the central bank may push off cuts. The 30-stock Dow fell 0.51%, for its worst session in May. The S&P 500 dipped 0.27% and the Nasdaq Composite slid 0.18%.

The final stage of the first-quarter reporting season continues Thursday with results from Ralph Lauren, BJ’s Wholesale, Workday and more. On the economic front, investors await weekly jobless claims and new home sales data for April.

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