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Stock Market Today: Dow falls to weekly loss amid surging yields, mixed earnings




— The Dow slumped Friday, closing out the week with a loss as investors weighed up a surge in Treasury yields and mixed quarterly corporate earnings this week. 

The fell 0.9% or 286 points, the fell 1.5%, and the fell 1.3%.

Treasury yields take breather after recent sharp jump

The retreated after hitting the a more than 16-year high a day earlier as Federal Reserve Jerome Powell reiterated that rates would be higher for longer, and teed up the idea of a further hike should the economy continue to surprise to the upside.   

“While officials are moving ‘carefully,’ Powell warned the strength of the economy, the labor market and the consumer could justify further policy firing,” Stifel said in a note.

Energy stocks dragged lower by Schlumberger, falling oil prices

Energy stocks including EQT Corporation (NYSE:), Halliburton Company (NYSE:) and APA Corporation (NASDAQ:) were pressured by a fall in oil prices despite ongoing tensions in the Middle East that threatened to disrupt oil production in the region.

Schlumberger NV (NYSE:), down 2%, also weighed on the sector after the oil field services company reported as revenue missed analysts’ estimates.

American Express, regional banks leads financials lowers

American Express Company (NYSE:) reported quarterly results that beat on both , but its shares fall more than 5% amid concerns about tougher comps ahead.

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:)’s Q3 results of Wall Street estimates, sending its shares down more than 12%.  

The regional bank’s outlook was also a concern for investors, with Evercore ISI saying the negative outlook was likely pressured by weaker net interest margin, funding costs and rising credit pressure.   

Knight-Swift rallies as Wall Street praises earnings beat  

Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:) narrowed its full-year earnings guidance that topped estimates after reporting better-than-expected results.

The earnings beat points to signs of a bottom nearing in the freight industry, Goldman Sachs said as it lifted its price target on the company to $55 from $53.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise falls on disappointing guidance as investment spend to weigh

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:) fell more than 6% after the company said it now expects adjusted EPS in 2024 of $1.82 to $2.02 a share, well short of analysts of $2.15.

The hardware and software services company also cut EBIT growth outlook for 2023 to about 4% growth from 6% to 7% prior, Goldman Sachs said, as the company “makes targeted investments in F4Q to accelerate its growth businesses.”

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