The Dow Jones Industrial Average's swap of Walgreens for Amazon will help the index better reflect the current US economy, according to a senior index analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices.
All eyes are on the markets as we are about to get Nvidia's (NVDA) fourth quarter earnings – the most anticipated company results so far this year. Market impact (00:00:14) The chip giant’s earnings could be a make or break moment for markets, which pulled back after hotter than expected inflation data – only furthering hopes that Nvidia can turn things around. Stock performance (00:00:28) The stock is up about 47 percent this year, which made Nvidia surpass both Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) in market cap. This comes after a rally of over 200 percent in 2023. All that rallying means Nvidia has gotten pricey. If forward guidance doesn’t justify the company’s valuation, the AI-powered Nvidia balloon could pop.One Bank of America (BAC) analyst said while any post earnings moves would be notable, they’d also be brief. Company revenue (00:00:58) That could be in part due to the company’s revenue – which is expected to triple this quarter to over $20 billion. For context, the company’s full year revenue in 2023 was $27 billion. The increase is primarily due to data center revenue, which accounts for about 80 percent of Nvidia's sales. Wedbush analysts are zeroing in on data center results, which they expect to deliver.Regardless of the outcome, investors seem to agree on one thing – it will be market moving.
Amazon (AMZN) possesses solid growth attributes, which could help it handily outperform the market.