U.S. Equities Steady With Earnings in Focus as Bank Stocks Gain

U.S. stocks held steady at the start of a week in which Apple Inc., Tesla Inc. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. are due to publish results.

The S&P 500 added 0.2 percent to 2,477 at 10 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 74 points, adding to a new high after the benchmark closed at a record Friday.

  • Bank stocks lead market in early trading; up 0.5%
  • Health-care shares up 0.3% for second time in seven sessions
  • Energy shares little changed with oil down 0.7%
  • Real estate, telecom shares and utilities all lower
  • U.S. 10-year yield up less than 1bp
  • Volume in S&P 500 about 13% below 30-day average
  • POLITICS:
    • After the collapse of the Obamacare repeal, Republicans may have to choose between pursuing another health bill or pushing through a tax overhaul this year, because there’s almost certainly not enough time to do both
    • Russia has ordered the U.S. to slash staff at its diplomatic missions in Russia by 755, or nearly two-thirds; President Trump has criticized China on Twitter, saying the country had done “NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk”
  • ECONOMY:
    • U.S. July MNI Chicago report falls to 58.9 vs est. 60
  • EARNINGS:
    • Apple will publish 3Q earnings Tuesday; Tesla will publish 2Q earnings Wednesday; Berkshire Hathaway is estimated to publish 2Q earnings Friday

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