Dow Jones futures tilted higher overnight, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. The stock market rally rebounded Wednesday, but in lower volume than the prior session. The major indexes are down for the week and off sharply in April.
FTNT stock, Marriott International (MAR), Raymond James Financial (RJF), Merck (MRK) and Ulta Beauty (ULTA) are five non-commodity plays to watch. Fortinet (FTNT), Marriott and RJF stock are working on handles, right around aggressive entries. Merck stock could be forming a handle, while ULTA stock broke out past a buy point.
Among megacaps, Apple (AAPL) and Tesla stock are trying to rise within handles.
UnitedHealth (UNH) reports before the open, kicking off health insurer earnings. UNH stock is slightly extended from a buy zone, along with rival Anthem (ANTM). Centene (CNC) and Molina Health (MOH) are in buy zones.
Goldman Sachs (GS), Wells Fargo (WFC) and Citigroup (C) report early Thursday. All three were little changed Wednesday after JPMorgan Chase (JPM) reported mixed Q1 results.
Tesla (TSLA) and ANTM stock are on IBD Leaderboard. FTNT stock is on IBD Long-Term Leaders. Tesla and Fortinet stock are on the IBD 50. Raymond James Financial was Wednesday’s IBD Stock Of The Day and added to SwingTrader.
The video embedded in this article discussed Wednesday’s market rally and analyzed Lululemon Athletica (LULU), Raymond James and MAR stock.
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Dow Jones Futures Today
Dow Jones futures rose 0.1% vs. fair value. S&P 500 futures advanced 0.1% and Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 0.15%.
Remember that overnight action in Dow futures and elsewhere doesn’t necessarily translate into actual trading in the next regular stock market session.
Stock Market Rally
The stock market rally started Wednesday little changed but steadily improved throughout the session.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1% in Wednesday’s stock market trading. The S&P 500 index climbed 1.1%. The Nasdaq composite jumped 2%. The small-cap Russell 2000…