The opening hour of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” with Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber is broadcast from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, on site at the opening bell with the up-to-the-minute news investors need to know and interviews with the most influential Chief Executive Officers and greatest market minds.
Big Earnings Day For Retail, AT&T Tumbles One Day After Agreeing to Merge its WarnerMedia Unit With Discovery, An Eye-Opening Survey on Bitcoin, and Is Amazon About to Let Out a Lion's Roar in Hollywood?
Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber began the show with a look at retail earnings: Walmart, Home Depot and Macy's each posting better-than-expected quarterly results. Walmart and Macy's citing government stimulus as one of the catalysts behind their numbers. The anchors explored what the retailers' results tell us about the recovery and the role that increased vaccinations are playing in getting consumers back into the stores. They also discussed the jump in lumber prices and how they figured into Home Depot's results. M&A also in the spotlight: AT&T shares down sharply one day after announcing it has agreed to merge its WarnerMedia unit with Discovery. Looking back at Monday's appearances by AT&T CEO John Stankey and Discovery CEO David Zaslav on the 10am ET hour of "Squawk on the Street", the anchors reacted to two comments: What Stankey said about AT&T's dividend -- and Zaslav's remarks on succeeding with production and content. Meantime, sources say Amazon is in talks to acquire MGM Studios. Other stories in focus: A report from the New York Times saying that "In China, Apple Compromises on Censorship and Surveillance", why being long Bitcoin was the most crowded trade in Bank of America's fund manager survey for May, the Elon Musk effect on cryptocurrency, the road ahead for auto-related SPACs, and regulators getting ready to review CN's takeover offer for Kansas City Southern.
Major Media M&A Monday -- AT&T to Merge Its WarnerMedia Unit With Discovery, The Reopening Trade and the CDC's Defense of Its Mask Wearing Guidelines, and the Bitcoin Rollercoaster Courtesy of Elon Musk
Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber led off the show with the big deal of the morning: AT&T and Discovery announced a deal to combine Discovery with AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit. The combination would be co-owned by current shareholders of both companies, and would put streaming services HBO Max and Discovery+ under one roof -- positioning it to challenge the likes of Netflix and Disney+. The anchors explored what the WarnerMedia-Discovery merger could mean for the streaming landscape, the media industry overall and investors. The reopening trade also in focus after the CDC defended the agency’s decision to tell people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 they can go without a mask -- but the new guidelines do not lift local mask mandates. The anchors reacted to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky's comments on NBC's "Meet The Press" -- and explored the challenges businesses are facing in wake of the decision on masks. Companies such as Walmart, Starbucks and Costco have dropped their mask requirements. On the crypto front, Elon Musk out with tweets clarifying "Tesla has not sold any Bitcoin." This coming after his tweets over the weekend hinting the automaker was considering or may have already sold some of its Bitcoin holdings. Bitcoin recouped some of its losses after the cryptocurrency fell below $43,000. Also in focus: What's sending stocks lower after a volatile week, plus Spotify CEO Daniel Ek saying his bid to acquire U.K. soccer club Arsenal was rejected.
Stocks Extend Thursday's Rebound Rally, Disney Slumps As Streaming Subscriber Growth Disappoints, CDC's New Mask Guidelines and the Reopening Trade, Dogecoin Soars on Musk Tweet While Coinbase Jumps on Record Quarter, DoorDash's Q1 Delivers Big Stock Ga
Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber capped a volatile week for the markets with a look stocks extending Thursday's rally, shrugging off inflation fears and weaker-than-expected retail sales data for April. Disney shares bucking the morning's uptrend as slowing subscriber growth for its Disney+ streaming service overshadowed better than expected earnings. The reopening trade in the spotlight after the CDC announced updated guidelines saying fully vaccinated people can go without masks both indoors and outdoors except in certain cases. The anchors reacted to what former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC about the guidelines. On the crypto front: Shares of Coinbase jumped in reaction to its first quarterly results since going public -- and Dogecoin soars after Elon Musk tweeted that he is working with the cryptocurrency's developers to improve its efficiency. Exxon Mobil Chairman & CEO Darren Woods joined the program exclusively to discuss everything from activist pressure on the oil giant -- to his thoughts on the fallout from the Colonial Pipeline hack. Also in focus: DoorDash surges on quarterly results, plus Kansas City Southern terminating its deal with Canadian Pacific and agreeing to accept what it calls a superior takeover offer from railroad rival CN.
Morning After the Sell-off: Stocks Rebounding Despite Hotter-Than-Expected Wholesale Inflation - Time to Buy Beaten-Down Tech? Also: Hiring and Wage News from Amazon and McDonald's, Musk Tweet Sends Bitcoin Back Below $50K, Colonial Pipeline Restarts Af
The morning after a sell-off fueled by inflation fears -- resulting in the worst day for stocks since winter -- Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber explored the rebound in stocks after three days of selling. The jump coming despite newly-released wholesale inflation data showing the Producer Price Index for April up 0.6% overall from the prior month -- twice as high as expected. Big tech names such as the FAANG stocks bouncing back - how should you play them now? The anchors reacted to what Softbank CEO Masa Son told CNBC about his outlook for tech -- he said fundamentals are strong and companies are still growing. As for the labor market: Carl, Jim and David highlighted news from two big companies: Amazon announced it is hiring 75,000 employees across fulfillment and transportation, with average starting pay of over $17 per hour and sign-on bonuses of up to $1,000, while McDonald's says it is raising hourly wages at company-owned locations as it looks to bring on 10,000 workers over the next three months at just over 650 stores. This comes as government data show weekly jobless claims fell to a pandemic-low 473,000. The anchors also discussed Bitcoin sliding back below $50,000 after Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla has stopped accepting the cryptocurrency for vehicle purchases, citing concerns about "rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for bitcoin mining." Also in focus: Colonial Pipeline's post-hack restart and how soon the gasoline shortage might end, Alibaba shares falling despite a surge in e-commerce revenue, and what to expect from retail sales data due out Friday.
Inflation Surge Pressures Markets and Extends Tech Sell-off, What Cathie Wood Is Saying As the ARK Innovation ETF Continues to Slide, The Pipeline Hack Effect and Long Gasoline Lines, Bullard Defends the Fed After Druckenmiller's Criticism, and Tesla Ch
Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber led off the show by discussing new inflation data’s impact on the markets: The Consumer Price Index up 4.2-percent from year-ago levels -- the fastest pace in 12 years. That news adding to this week's tech sell-off and impacting names from Apple to Tesla. Recent weakness continues for Cathie Wood's ARK Innovation ETF, which is now down more than a third from its February highs. The anchors explored what's next for the "Wood-Stocks" in that ETF -- and reacted to comments about inflation and growth stocks that Wood made at her firm's webinar. They also took a closer look at the impact from the Colonial Pipeline hack, resulting in gasoline shortages across the Southeast and long lines at gas pumps. Carl, Jim and David reacted to comments from Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who said there’s no need for people to hoard gasoline because Colonial has said it is hoping for full restoration by the weekend. Also in focus: St. Louis Fed President James Bullard responds to billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller's criticism of the policymakers' approach to an economic rebound, the outlook for auto stocks such as Ford amid the global chip shortage, and sales of Tesla's made-in-China vehicles slumping 27% in April from March.
Tech Sector Extends Sell-off, More Pain for Cathie Wood's ARK Innovation ETF, Druckenmiller's Message to the Fed, Next Steps After the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack, a $15B SPAC Deal, and the Retail & Recovery Picture: From Mall Operator Simon Pro
Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber led off the show by discussing the extension of the tech sell-off dragging down the markets overall -- with Tesla, semiconductors and FAANG names among those under pressure. Cathie Wood's ARK Innovation ETF extending losses of its own, down more than 14-percent for the month. The anchors explored whether now's the time to buy some of the ETF's beaten-down components such as Zoom, Roku and Twilio. They also reacted to what billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller told CNBC about Fed policymakers -- he says they are failing to adjust to improved economic conditions by clinging to an emergency policy. Also in focus: The EPA's response to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and what it could mean for gas prices, Biotech firm Gingko Bioworks agreeing to go public in a $15-billion SPAC Deal, What the CEO of Simon Property Group is saying about earnings and what he's seeing from shoppers at the malls, and L Brands' decision to spin off Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works into two public companies.