Stock Market Update for March 13th 2024

Stock Market Update for March 13th 2024

Global Markets

  1. Wall Street: Wall Street exhibited a mixed performance. While the overall market sentiment was relatively cautious, the Nasdaq index recorded losses. Investors remained on the sidelines, awaiting the release of key economic data, including producer prices and retail sales numbers scheduled for Thursday. These data points are crucial as investors seek insights into the Federal Reserve’s approach to potential rate cuts, influencing market dynamics.
  2. European Shares: European shares surged to new record highs, underpinned by gains in retail and utility stocks following positive corporate updates. This bullish sentiment propelled European markets to fresh peaks, reflecting optimism among investors regarding the region’s economic recovery and corporate performance.
  3. Japan’s Nikkei: On the other side of the globe, Japan’s Nikkei experienced its third consecutive session of decline. Despite efforts to stimulate economic growth, concerns lingered over the persistent challenges faced by the Japanese economy, contributing to the Nikkei’s downward trajectory.
  4. Canada’s Main Stock Index: The main stock index in Canada rose by 0.75 percent, marking a positive day for Canadian equities. This uptick was supported by gains in commodity prices, which provided a boost to the resource-heavy Canadian market. Notably, oil prices edged higher, fueled by signs of robust global demand, particularly from the United States. Similarly, gold prices saw a slight increase, adding to the positive sentiment in the Canadian stock market.
  5. U.S. Dollar Index: The U.S. dollar index, which measures the value of the U.S. dollar against a basket of major currencies, moved marginally lower. This slight decline in the dollar index may reflect market participants’ cautious sentiment and uncertainty surrounding future monetary policy decisions.

Market Movers

Notable declines were seen in Nvidia and Tesla today, following updates in analyst coverage. Both Nvidia and Tesla are widely regarded as market leaders in their respective sectors, with Nvidia dominating the semiconductor industry and Tesla spearheading innovation in electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies.

Stock News

  1. Bayer: Rejected a claim by a Brazilian farmers’ lobby group regarding royalty payments.
  2. ArcelorMittal: Announced acquisition of a 28.4% stake in Vallourec to enhance its presence in the tubular business.
  3. Arm Holdings: Shares rose 2.1% following the expiration of the lockup period post-IPO.
  4. Dollar Tree Inc: Reported quarterly loss due to impairment charges and planned store closures.
  5. 3M Co & Johnson & Johnson: Facing a surge in lawsuits related to product injuries.
  6. Amazon.com Inc & Eli Lilly and Co: Partnered to deliver drug prescriptions via Amazon Pharmacy.
  7. BP Plc: Offer to acquire a stake in Israeli gas producer NewMed put on hold due to regional uncertainties.
  8. Boeing Co: U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to hold a hearing on a door plug incident on a Boeing 737-9 Max.
  9. Constellation Brands Inc: Involved in a legal dispute over the definition of beer.
  10. CME Group Inc & Intercontinental Exchange: Planning to clear U.S. Treasuries, potentially entering the bond market.
  11. General Motors Co: Executive Vice President of software and services to step down due to health reasons.
  12. KKR & Co Inc: To invest $400 million in telecoms tower operations and expansion in the Philippines.
  13. Lockheed Martin Corp: F-35 fighter jet program achieves full-rate production.
  14. Merck & Co Inc: Plans clinical trials to test a single-dose regimen of its HPV vaccine.
  15. NextEra Energy Inc: Federal Election Commission closes file on allegations against its unit FPL.
  16. Shell Plc: Planning job cuts in its deals team to reduce costs.
  17. SilverBow Resources Inc: Kimmeridge Energy Management submits new offer to acquire the company.
  18. Spotify Technology SA: Rolling out full-length music videos for premium subscribers in select markets.
  19. Toronto-Dominion Bank: CEO’s compensation drops by about 11% in 2023.
  20. Tesla Inc: Production resumes at European gigafactory after a power outage caused by an arson attack.
  21. TotalEnergies SE: Facing a lawsuit from a Belgian farmer seeking compensation for climate change-related damage.
  22. Toyota Motor Corp: Agrees to give factory workers their biggest pay increase in 25 years.

Top Analyst Ratings

  1. Midwestone Financial Group Inc (Iowa): Piper Sandler initiates coverage with a target price of $24. The company’s long-term prospects are viewed favorably due to solid execution of strategic objectives.
  2. Tesla Inc: Wells Fargo downgrades Tesla’s rating to underweight from equal weight and lowers the target price to $125 from $200. This downgrade reflects expectations of challenges from disappointing deliveries and potential further price cuts.
  3. Ulta Beauty Inc: Evercore ISI raises the target price to $635 from $565. The revision is based on expectations of better same-store sales performance compared to the company’s preliminary guidance for 2024.
  4. Copperleaf Technologies Inc: CIBC upgrades the rating to neutral from underperformer and increases the target price to C$7 from C$5. This upgrade follows better-than-expected fourth-quarter results.
  5. Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd: CIBC raises the target price to C$2000 from C$1700. The increase reflects the positive momentum in global equity markets observed year-to-date.
  6. Dollarama Inc: National Bank of Canada raises the target price to C$112 from C$108. The adjustment anticipates solid growth ahead of the company’s fourth-quarter results.
  7. Nvidia: Bank of America has increased its target on Nvidia from $925 to $1100 while maintaining a buy rating on the stock. This upward revision reflects the bank’s bullish outlook on Nvidia’s performance, anticipating further growth potential.

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