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US open: Stocks mixed as bond yields head south

(Sharecast News) - US stocks were mixed early on Tuesday as bond yields receded from yesterday's highs seen amid fears that the Federal Reserve may not move lower interest rates quite as quickly as Wall Street had initially hoped for. As of 1600 GMT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.18% at 38,449.86, while the S&P 500 advanced just 0.01% to 4,943.14 and the Nasdaq composite came out the gate 0.14% weaker at 15,575.64.

The Dow opened 69.74 points higher on Tuesday, taking a modest bite out of losses recorded in the previous session.

Tuesday's early moves follow declines seen in the previous session, fuelled by comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell that a rate cut was unlikely to come from the central bank's next meeting in March.

While the comments sent the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note north on Monday, it was roughly five basis points lower early on Tuesday at 4.111%, having been at 3.86% just a few days ago.

Trade Nation's David Morrison said: "Investors have been repricing everything since last week's Fed meeting and Friday's non-farm payroll surprise. Finally, they are listening to what the Fed has been saying for months now.

"Markets are adjusting. According to the CME's FedWatch Tool, the May Fed meeting is now the favoured time for the first cut, although June seems more reasonable based on the Fed's comments. In addition, the market is now pricing in rate cuts of between 100-125 basis points this year, down from 150 last week."

In the corporate space, Eli Lilly posted better-than-expected quarterly results, driven by strong Mounjaro revenues, while DuPont narrowly beat estimates with its latest quarterly earnings but fell short of revenue expectations.

Still to come, Amgen, Chipotle and Ford will all report their latest set of quarterly earnings after the close.

On the macro front, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland president Loretta Master, Minneapolis president Neil Kashkari, and Boston Fed president Susan Collins will all deliver speeches on Tuesday.

Reporting by Iain Gilbert at

Dow Jones - Risers

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) $22.80 2.87% Nike Inc. (NKE) $101.77 2.10% Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) $53.71 1.03% Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) $127.40 0.97% Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) $49.97 0.92% Unitedhealth Group Inc. (UNH) $507.20 0.84% Walt Disney Co. (DIS) $97.44 0.82% Boeing Co. (BA) $207.68 0.51% Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $156.54 0.47% Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) $384.78 0.46%

Dow Jones - Fallers

Intel Corp. (INTC) $42.30 -1.10% McDonald's Corp. (MCD) $283.13 -0.99% Salesforce.Com Inc. (CRM) $287.00 -0.39% Coca-Cola Co. (KO) $59.81 -0.38% Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) $404.45 -0.29% Visa Inc. (V) $274.85 -0.26% Travelers Company Inc. (TRV) $212.56 -0.24% Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) $41.28 -0.23% American Express Co. (AXP) $205.51 -0.21% Dowdupont Inc. (DWDP) $0.00 0.00%

S&P 500 - Risers

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) $0.61 8.93% Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WTW) $262.90 4.97% Align Technology Inc. (ALGN) $288.32 4.62% Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) $142.71 4.33% CenturyLink Inc. (LUMN) $1.35 4.26% Macerich Co (MAC) $16.35 3.94% United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) $144.52 3.91% American Airlines Group (AAL) $14.72 3.23% Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP) $38.27 3.07% Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) $22.80 2.87%

S&P 500 - Fallers

FMC Corp. (FMC) $54.54 -9.73% Fiserv Inc. (FI) $137.38 -4.70% Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) $168.80 -3.11% Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) $612.13 -2.91% Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD) $212.75 -2.42% Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) $419.27 -2.24% Ball Corp (BALL) $57.17 -2.23% Gen Digital Inc. (GEN) $20.62 -2.21% Arista Networks Inc. (ANET) $267.07 -2.16% Estee Lauder Co. Inc. (EL) $147.05 -2.15%

Nasdaq 100 - Risers, Inc. (JD) $23.92 6.84% Group Limited (TCOM) $39.57 5.77% NetEase Inc. Ads (NTES) $105.54 4.84% Align Technology Inc. (ALGN) $288.32 4.62% Qurate Retail Inc. (QRTEA) $0.84 4.47% Baidu Inc. (BIDU) $108.25 4.47% American Airlines Group (AAL) $14.72 3.23% Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) $22.80 2.87% Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) $63.08 2.50% Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) $99.71 2.28%

Nasdaq 100 - Fallers

Fiserv Inc. (FI) $137.38 -4.70% Mercadolibre Inc. (MELI) $1,709.13 -3.70% Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) $612.13 -2.91% Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) $419.27 -2.24% Gen Digital Inc. (GEN) $20.62 -2.21% Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) $547.25 -2.13% Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP) $83.86 -1.87% Micron Technology Inc. (MU) $85.40 -1.82% Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) $681.12 -1.76% Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) $298.95 -1.55%

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