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Dow Jones Rallies 275 Points On Key Economic Data; Alphabet, Microsoft Earnings Next

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 275 points Tuesday after the early release of key economic data. Meanwhile, tech titans Alphabet and Microsoft plan to report their earnings after the close.

Early Tuesday, the Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, was released. The manufacturing index rose to 50.0 in October, better than the expected 49.5 reading vs. 49.8 in September. Further, the services index also rose in October, to 50.9 vs. vs. September's 50.1 reading.

Later this week, the first official estimate of third-quarter GDP growth is due Thursday. Lastly, personal income and outlays data for September comes Friday and is expected to show how the Fed's primary inflation rate, the core PCE price index, finished the quarter.

On the earnings front, 3M, Coca-Cola, General Electric, General Motors and Halliburton were key earnings movers Tuesday. They were joined by PulteGroup, Spotify and Verizon,

MMM stock jumped 5% in early action, while Coca-Cola shares rallied 3%. GE stock advanced 6%, as GM shares moved up nearly 1%.

Halliburton lost 2%, while PHM stock edged higher. Finally, SPOT stock surged 10%, and Verizon shares rallied 8% in early morning trade.

Dow Jones Today: Oil Prices, Treasury Yields

After Tuesday's opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.85%, while the S&P 500 gained 0.8%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite moved up 0.9% in morning action.

Among U.S. exchange traded funds, the Nasdaq 100 tracker Invesco QQQ Trust rose 0.9%, while the SPDR S&P 500 ETF moved up 0.6% early Tuesday.

The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond ticked higher to 4.87% Tuesday morning. On Monday, the benchmark briefly topped 5% before settling at 4.83%.

Oil prices were modestly lower Tuesday, threatening to add to Monday's losses. West Texas Intermediate futures traded around $85.50 a barrel.

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Stock Market Correction

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.6%, while the S&P 500 lost 0.2%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite rose 0.3% after reversing up from early losses. All three major stock indexes set new correction lows.

Monday's Big Picture column commented, "Since early September, stocks making 52-week lows have trended above those making 52-week highs. On Friday, the ratio hit extreme levels with more than 300 new lows in both the NYSE and Nasdaq. New highs were in the single digits."

Now is an important time to read IBD's The Big Picture column, with the stock market outlook back in market correction status. Be sure to read how to handle changing market forces.

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Stock Market Today

Electric-vehicle giant Tesla rallied 3.4% early Tuesday, while Nvidia rose 0.1%. Meanwhile, Dow Jones tech icons Apple and Microsoft traded mixed after today's stock market open.

IBD Leaderboard member Arista Networks, Lululemon Athletica, Meta Platforms and Zscaler — as well as Dow Jones stocks JPMorgan Chase and Salesforce — are among the best stocks to buy and watch in the new stock market correction.

JPMorgan is featured in this Stocks Near A Buy Zone column.

Dow Jones Stocks: JPMorgan, Salesforce

Dow Jones banking giant JPMorgan dropped 1.4% Monday. Shares are squarely below their 50-day line, as they build a flat base with a 159.38 buy point, according to IBD MarketSmith chart analysis. An early entry looms at 153.11, using the Oct. 13 high as the buy trigger. JPM stock rose 0.1% Tuesday.

Software leader Salesforce is battling resistance around its key 50-day line. If the stock retakes that key level, then it would move closer to a 228.79 buy point in a double-bottom base. CRM stock climbed 0.7% Tuesday morning.

4 Top Growth Stocks To Watch In The Stock Market Correction

Stocks To Buy And Watch: Zscaler Tests Key Level

Arista rebounded 0.2% Monday, closing right at the 50-day line and about 5% away from a 198.70 buy point in a flat base. The company reports third-quarter results Oct. 30. ANET stock rose 1.9% early Tuesday.

Lululemon jumped 1.7% Monday, closing just below a flat base's 406.94 buy point, according to IBD MarketSmith pattern recognition. Wait for another sustained move past that entry as a buy signal. LULU stock was up 0.1% Tuesday morning.

Facebook-parent Meta Platforms moved back above a 312.87 buy point during the stock's 1.7% advance Monday. Meanwhile, Meta stock is still below a cup base's official buy point at 326.20. The social media giant reports third-quarter results late Wednesday. Meta shares gained 0.6% Tuesday.

Cybersecurity leader Zscaler is rebounding from support around its 50-day line, with a 0.2% rise Monday. Another decisive bounce would place the stock in a new buy area. ZS stock moved up 1.9% early Tuesday.

Best Stocks In Today's Stock Market Action

These are four best stocks to watch in today's stock market, including a Dow Jones leader.

Company Name Symbol Correct Buy Point Type Of Buy Point
Meta Platforms 312.87 Handle entry
Salesforce 228.79 Double bottom
Lululemon 406.94 Flat base
Arista Networks 198.70 Flat base
Source: IBD Data As Of Oct. 23, 2023

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Tesla Stock

Tesla stock bounced less than 0.1% Monday, snapping a three-day losing streak that saw the stock close below the 200-day line for the first time since May 26. Shares are trying to find support around that long-term level, and are nearly 30% off their 52-week high.

Shares moved up more than 3% early Tuesday, looking to add to Monday's modest gain.

Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft

Among Dow Jones stocks, Apple reversed slightly higher Monday, snapping a six-day losing streak. Shares are trying to stem their recent slide around the 200-day line. Apple delivers its fiscal fourth-quarter report on Nov. 2. Shares inched lower early Tuesday.

Microsoft stock gained 0.8% Monday, as shares continue to hold to find support around their 50-day line. A new base is forming ahead of the company's fiscal first-quarter earnings report on Tuesday. The base shows an early entry at 340.86. Another early entry, at the Oct. 16 high of 336.14, is also in play. And on Tuesday morning, MSFT stock was up 0.4%.

Be sure to follow Scott Lehtonen on X/Twitter at @IBD_SLehtonen for more on growth stocks and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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