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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has had an impressive run recently, marking its best daily performance since 2017. In that year, the DJIA had a strong performance with a gain of 25.08%, the highest since 2013, and it reached an unparalleled 71 new highs . This was achieved amidst unprecedented low volatility, with only 10 trading sessions recording a move of 1% or greater, the lowest total since 1964 . The DJIA’s best streak in 2017 also saw the index up by more than 5,000 points in a year, marking its biggest annual-points gain ever . As of July 19, 2023, the DJIA stands at 35,061.21 points . This recent surge in performance is reminiscent of the 2017 run, making it the best daily run since then.
Netflix’s disappointing quarterly revenue was a significant factor in dragging down the Nasdaq. The streaming giant’s shares fell by 9.4% after its earnings report showed that revenue failed to meet expectations. This underperformance has led to investor concern and a resultant negative impact on the broader index. The tech-heavy Nasdaq, which counts Netflix as one of its heavyweights, was pulled down as a result.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average continues its winning streak, surging by 300 points, marking the best daily run since 2017 with nine days of consecutive gains. This is primarily attributed to strong earnings results from Johnson & Johnson, which saw a 6% rise in its stock after exceeding Wall Street’s expectations and increasing its full-year guidance. However, the broader market witnessed a slight decline due to a dip in earnings from Netflix and Tesla. Netflix’s stock dropped by 9% while Tesla’s shares fell by 7% following the announcement of a slowdown in vehicle production. Notwithstanding, about 74% of S&P 500 companies that reported earnings have surpassed expectations, fostering economic optimism. The Dow’s winning streak is the longest since September 2019.
Goldman Sachs and Carvana recently reported their earnings. Despite a decrease in second-quarter profits, Goldman Sachs shares saw an uptick . The financial giant’s earnings were lower than expected, but there was optimism in the market for more IPOs and dealmaking opportunities, which led to positive movement in the stock .
Carvana, the used car retailer, reported a slimmer-than-expected loss for Q2, leading to a significant rise in its stock . The company also announced a deal to reduce its debt by over $1.2 billion, which eliminated a significant portion of its note maturities and was welcomed positively by the market, causing a surge in its shares .
Both companies have shown resilience amid challenging market conditions, demonstrating the strength of their business models and strategic initiatives .
S&P 500 companies that have reported their earnings to date, 74% have exceeded expectations
According to FactSet data, of the S&P 500 companies that have reported their earnings to date, 74% have exceeded expectations . This is a positive sign for the economy as it indicates that the majority of these companies are performing better than what analysts had predicted. This trend of outperforming estimates is not new, as over the past ten years, actual earnings reported by S&P 500 companies have exceeded estimated earnings by an average of 6.4% . Such strong corporate performance can influence the overall market sentiment and drive stock indices.