Equity futures stable ahead of key inflation data: live updates

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KBW Block Cuts

KBW analyst Stephen Kwok downgraded Block to Market Outperformance from Outperformance, citing pressure from small risks piling up.

“We believe SQ’s risk/reward profile has become less attractive as multiple risks have begun to build up,” he wrote. “The big items revolve around increased competition in the acquisition process, and the potential for regulatory scrutiny within the cash applications segment.”

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– Brian Evans

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Vital Knowledge says investors are preparing for earnings season

Wall Street is gearing up for a big earnings season, as Delta Airlines and major banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo are due to report this week.

“Many are now preparing to hear from Corporate America over the coming weeks to receive minute details on the state of the economy,” wrote Adam Crisavoli of Vital Knowledge.

Crisavoli also said that while fears of a “hard landing” have subsided a bit, “market participants are far from relieved.”

“Ahead of first-quarter earnings, the CPI for March arrives on Wednesday, and the reading is expected to be very mixed, with a significant drop in headline inflation but a slight uptick in the headline,” he said.

– Fred Imbert, Michael Blum

8 hours ago

CNBC Pro: This hedge fund beats both the S&P 500 and the Dow. Here’s what his boss buys and avoids

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CNBC Pro: Sell These 6 Mining Stocks and Load These 8 Energy Stocks Instead, Says UBS

Sell ​​mining stocks and invest in energy stocks instead – that’s the message from Swiss investment bank UBS.

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On the one hand, the bank believes that “out of sync” global growth and fears of a recession in the United States are making it difficult for mining companies to do well. On the other hand, UBS expects energy stocks to continue to deliver ample cash flow this year, according to UBS.

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– Ganesh Rao

13 hours ago

Stock futures rose slightly Sunday evening

Futures linked to the major averages opened slightly higher on Sunday evening.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 52 points, or 0.15%. S&P 500 futures rose 0.16% and Nasdaq 100 futures hovered above the flat line at 0.02%.

On Thursday, the major averages rose to end a holiday-shortened trading week. However, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite posted weekly losses, while the Dow Index posted weekly gains.

The S&P 500 lost 0.1% over the course of the week, its first losing week in four, and closed at 4,105.02. The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell 1.1% over the week, to 12,087.96. The 30-share Dow Index posted a weekly gain of 0.6%, closing at 33,485.29.

– Tanaya McHale

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