Dow Jones futures remained unchanged after-hours, while S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures increased as Nvidia (NVDA) stock experienced a late surge on the back of its earnings report. The implications of Nvidia’s results are significant for other chip and AI stocks, as well as the nascent market rally. Snowflake, Splunk, and NetApp also reported their earnings on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, a number of AI-related companies, including Broadcom, Marvell Technology, ServiceNow, Adobe, Palantir Technologies, C3.ai, Samsara, and Super Micro Computer, saw their stocks move in response to Nvidia’s earnings. In other news, Boeing discovered a manufacturing issue with its 737 Max. Overall, the stock market rally attempt gained momentum but still needs to confirm its rally attempt.
The stock market rally showed strength on Wednesday prior to Nvidia’s earnings report, with tech giants leading the way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 0.5% in Wednesday’s trading session, while the S&P 500 index increased by 1%, and the Nasdaq composite jumped by 1.6%. However, U.S. crude oil prices fell, and the 10-year Treasury yield dropped due to weaker-than-expected economic data and a downward revision in job growth. The upcoming Jackson Hole speech by Federal Reserve Chief Jerome Powell is awaited in hopes of gaining further insight into the economic outlook.
Nvidia’s earnings report surpassed expectations, driven by increasing demand for data centers, which aligns with the current AI boom. The company also raised its guidance for the current quarter and announced a $25 billion stock buyback. Share prices for Nvidia rose significantly in overnight trading, indicating a potential record high. Chipmakers Broadcom and Marvell also saw their stocks rise following Nvidia’s positive earnings report. In addition, software giants ServiceNow and Adobe experienced minor gains in after-hours trading. Other key earnings announcements were made by Snowflake, Splunk, and NetApp, with each company reporting mixed results. The overall market rally still needs further confirmation, but several tech names showed promising signals.