Stock futures are pointing to a mixed start for Wall Street on Thursday as investors continue to focus on commentary about interest rates from global central bankers.
S&P 500 and Nasdaq Continue Their Winning Streaks
The S&P 500 has closed higher for eight consecutive days, while the Nasdaq Composite has extended its winning streak to nine sessions.
Disney Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter Earnings
Hollywood Actors’ Agreement Boosts Streaming Company Shares
Shares of Netflix (NFLX), Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), and Paramount Global (PARA) are trading higher as Hollywood actors reach a tentative agreement with major studios and streaming companies. Union members are expected to vote on ratifying the three-year deal in the coming days. Warner Bros. is experiencing a 3.2% increase following a previous session’s 19% drop due to a wider-than-expected quarterly loss caused by the Hollywood strikes.
Arm Holdings Reports Strong Q2 Earnings But Falls Short on Forecasts
Chip designer Arm Holdings (ARM) has reported better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter adjusted earnings and revenue. However, its forecasts for the third quarter and fiscal year have fallen short of estimates. U.S.-listed shares of Arm, which went public in September, are down by 6.1%.
Applovin Beats Earnings Projections with Strong Revenue Growth
Applovin (APP) surpassed earnings expectations in the third quarter, reporting earnings of 30 cents per share compared to projections of 27 cents per share. The company’s revenue also saw significant growth, reaching $864 million, up from $713 million the previous year. Applovin specializes in software that utilizes artificial intelligence to help its customers boost sales. Following the positive earnings report, shares of Applovin surged by 16%.
Affirm Holdings Reports Narrower Loss and Exceeds Revenue Estimates
During the fiscal first quarter, Affirm Holdings (AFRM), the popular buy-now-pay-later company, recorded a loss that was narrower than anticipated. The announcement led to a 12% increase in the company’s shares. Affirm’s revenue for the period amounted to $497 million, comfortably surpassing estimates of $444 million. Furthermore, the total merchandise volume witnessed a year-over-year growth of 28% and reached $5.6 billion.
Lyft Delivers Impressive Third-Quarter Results, but Stock Declines
Ride-hailing company Lyft (LYFT) announced an adjusted profit of 24 cents per share for the third quarter, outperforming Wall Street estimates of 15 cents per share. Additionally, Lyft projected that fourth-quarter sales would experience quarter-over-quarter growth in the mid-single-digits, exceeding the expectations of analysts. Surprisingly, despite the positive news, Lyft’s stock experienced a slight decline of 1.4%.
Topgolf Callaway Brands Faces Challenges with Reduced Profit Outlook
Topgolf Callaway Brands (MODG), renowned for its golf equipment production and operation of the popular Topgolf recreational driving-range chain, revised its full-year profit and sales outlook due to a difficult third quarter. As a result, shares of the company encountered an 18% drop.
Twilio Outperforms Expectations with Raised Earnings Forecast
Twilio (TWLO), a leading cloud-computing company, exceeded Wall Street’s expectations for third-quarter earnings. The company also increased its projected adjusted income from operations for the year to a range of $475 million to $485 million, up from the previous forecast of $350 million to $400 million. Following the robust earnings report, Twilio’s stock experienced a 6.6% increase.
Earnings Reports to Watch
Several notable companies are set to release earnings reports on Thursday. Investors eagerly anticipate updates from TransDigm (TDG), Li Auto (LI), Trade Desk (TTD), Illumina (ILMN), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), SharkNinja (SN), Tapestry (TPR), Plug Power (PLUG), and Yeti Holdings (YETI).