The markets changed little as investors prepare for more earnings reports. The Dow Jones news today was that it finished almost 40 points lower, while the Nasdaq was up slightly. In terms of energy, crude oil was up along with natural gas, which reached another multi-year high. Bitcoin, a crypto product, was up over 2% on the day. Next, Scott Connor weighs in on the energy and financial sectors showing strength with names like Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Bank of America (BAC), and JPMorgan Chase (JPM). On the other hand, Duke Energy (DUK), Proctor & Gamble (PG), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), and Pfizer (PFE) stocks were in the red. Moderna (MRNA) was down over 6% today as officials have shifted to personal choice on Covid-19 boosters and masks. Also, KeyBanc downgraded Twitter's (TWTR) stock to sector weight. However, the TWTR stock price still finished 7% higher.
18 Apr 2022