Apple, Nvidia, Micron, Cintas: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today

Shares of major technology firms were clawing back some of Tuesday’s losses

Micron Technology headquarters in Boise, Idaho, March 28, 2021.


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Futures are pointing to a partial relief rally after Tuesday’s rout on Wall Street. Here’s what we’re watching before Wednesday’s trading heats up.

  • Major technology shares that closed with losses on Tuesday were inching higher premarket. Microsoft 0.8% added, Google parent Alphabet edged up 0.6%, Apple gained 0.8% and chip maker Nvidia climbed 1.1%.
  • Micron Technology slipped 3.4% premarket. The memory chip maker beat expectations in its recent quarterly earnings but failed to impress Wall Street with its outlook.
  • Shares of discount retailer Dollar Tree jumped 4.2% premarket after the company said early Wednesday that it had added about $1 billion to its share repurchase plan.
  • Computer hardware maker HP slid 0.8% premarket. JPMorgan cut both its rating and the price target for the stock.
  • Earnings are due from Cintas , Herman Miller and Jabil before the opening bell.
  • Bitcoin was up 1.2% on Wednesday from its 5 p.m. ET price on Tuesday, and popular crypto wallet provider Coinbase was also up 1.2% premarket.
  • Major U.S. airlines were inching higher ahead of the bell, with American Airlines up 0.7%, Delta Air Lines up 0.6%, United Airlines up 0.4% and Southwest Airlines up 0.6%.
  • Vaccine makers that were hit in Tuesday’s market decline were staging a rebound. Moderna gained 2.2% premarket and Novavax climbed 2.5%.
  • Cal-Maine Foods climbed 1.9% premarket. The egg producer’s losses narrowed in the fiscal first quarter as sales rose 13% due to higher selling prices.
  • Landec  will report results after Wednesday’s close.
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  • A swift rise in government-bond yields is hitting shares of technology stalwarts that have powered major indexes higher for years, testing investors’ faith in some of the stock market’s most popular trades.

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