Consumer sentiment, Disney earnings reaction, market rally: Three things to watch on Friday
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Here are the most important things to know about Friday before you hit the door.
1. Disney earnings reaction
Disney posted fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. The shares were up 3.42% in after hours trading. The company reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.07 vs. 95 cents expected, according to Refinitiv. Revenue came in at $19.1 billion vs. $19.04 billion expected, according to Refinitiv. Disney’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings arrived just days before the company’s long-awaited streaming service, Disney+, is set to launch on November 12. The service costs $6.99 per month, or $69.99 per year, and will feature content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and more.
2. Healthy consumer?
We’ll get an early read on the health of the consumer on Friday with November’s preliminary consumer sentiment data set to release at 10:00 a.m. Sentiment in the U.S. in October came in at 95.5, higher than September’s 93.2, but below the preliminary reading and the Street estimate of 96, according to data released by the University of Michigan.
A higher reading means consumers feel more confident about current and future economic conditions. Economists polled by Dow Jones are expecting a slight fall in sentiment to a reading of 95 in November.
3. Ending a week of record highs
Friday marks the last trading day in a week of record-highs. On Thursday, all three stocks averages hit records after China said the world’s two largest economies agreed to remove existing tariffs, raising optimism about a possible resolution to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.
The news sent bond yields surging with the 10-year Treasury yield jumping to its highest level since President Donald Trump’s election. Gold prices fell to a 1-month low as investors fled their safe haven assets.
The S&P 500 is on pace to close out its fifth straight week of gains on Friday.