Stock futures rise after major averages dip, investors mull slowdown

S&P 500 futures rose Wednesday night after major indices slipped into the red at the end of regular trading and investors weighed the likelihood of a recession after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell acknowledged it’s a possibility. Futures tied to the S&P 500 advanced 0.27%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained 0.23% or … Read more

Seagen, Moderna, Utz, Kroger and more

The Kroger supermarket chain’s headquarters is shown in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lisa Baertlein | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Friday. Seagen – Shares of the biotech company surged more than 16.1% following a Wall Street Journal report that pharmaceutical company Merck is considering buying Seagen. The report, citing people familiar with … Read more, Roku, Alibaba and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Adobe (ADBE) – Adobe shares fell 3.7% in premarket trading after the software company issued weaker-than-expected financial guidance for the current quarter and the full year. Adobe is facing headwinds from the war in Ukraine and unfavorable foreign exchange rates, although its most recent quarter did … Read more

Stock futures rise slightly as S&P 500 is poised for worst week since March 2020

Stock futures rose modestly on Thursday evening as Wall Street tries to find its footing after a brutal week of selling. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 65 points, or 0.2%. Those for the S&P 500 added 0.2%, while Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 0.3%. The moves come as investors are increasingly worried … Read more

Stock futures inch higher after Fed raises rates by most since 1994

US stock index futures were modestly higher during overnight trading on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve implemented the largest interest rate hike since 1994. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.22%. S&P 500 futures were up 0.23%, while Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 0.29%. The major averages ended Wednesday’s session higher, with … Read more

Powell says the Fed could hike rates by 0.75 percentage point again in July

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Xinhua News Agency | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday the central bank could raise interest rates by a similar magnitude at the next policy meeting in July. “From today’s perspective, either a 50 basis point increase or a 75 basis point increase … Read more