Dow Jones Inches Higher as Apple Gains, Tesla and Arm Tumble

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed slightly higher, with Apple stock as the top performer. Tesla and Arm, however, experienced significant declines due to bearish calls. Meanwhile, stocks like Lowe’s and Hilton, held by prominent investor Bill Ackman, are eyeing potential buy points.

In terms of sector performance, energy and technology were the strongest performers, while consumer discretionary and real estate underperformed. The Nasdaq remained below its 50-day moving average, closing with a modest 0.1% gain. The S&P 500 also struggled to surpass its 50-day line, ending the day with a marginal gain of 0.1%.

Small caps faced bearish pressure, with the Russell 2000 falling below its 200-day line. Growth stocks also faced difficulties, with the Innovator IBD 50 ETF closing flat after initially gaining.

Apple stock stood out on the Dow Jones, rising 1.7% boosted by reports of strong demand for its high-end iPhone 15 models. Visa and Travelers also performed well, while American Express lagged behind.

In terms of Bill Ackman’s stocks, Lowe’s formed a cup with handle base but has fallen under its 50-day moving average, raising concerns. Hilton, on the other hand, formed a flat base and showed better technicals. Both stocks are held by Pershing Square, Ackman’s hedge fund firm.

Tesla stock faced a downturn following a bearish analyst call that lowered profit outlooks for 2023 and 2024. Tesla shares declined by 3.3% but remained above the 50-day line.

Arm stock, which had a strong IPO debut, has been losing some gains. An analyst’s underperform rating and concerns over its presence in the mobile and consumer markets contributed to a more than 4.5% decline.

Other stocks nearing potential buy points include BWX Technologies, which has entered a buy zone, as well as Booking and Helmerich & Payne, which are forming flat bases with specific buy points. These stocks have favorable performance indicators and show potential for growth.

Source: IBD Stock Analysis, Michael Larkin

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– Michael Larkin