S&P 500, Dow scale all-time highs as economy picks up pace



(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.)

* Ford rises after strong earnings

* Tesla tracks best day in over a month

* Banks, energy, mining stocks gain after dovish Fed

* Indexes up: Dow 0.53%, S&P 0.53%, Nasdaq 0.32% (Updates to early afternoon)

By Sagarika Jaisinghani

July 29 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow indexes scaled record highs on Thursday as a slate of strong corporate earnings reports and data showing a pickup in U.S. economic growth reinforced confidence in a post-pandemic recovery.

Ford Motor Co F.N jumped 4.0% to hit a more than three-week high as it lifted its profit forecast for the year, while KFC-owner Yum Brands Inc YUM.N rose 5.2% after beating expectations for quarterly sales.

Overall, of the 195 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported second-quarter earnings so far, nearly 91% have beaten estimates, according to Refinitiv, although investors have begun to book profits across equities after solid stock market gains this year.

"Even if earnings are strong, you can't look at the environment of the past year and say this is the fundamental trend of these businesses," said Mike O'Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading.

"So for most investors, they have to decide: do you want to chase at these higher multiples or do you want to take a step back and let the business settle in? I would take a step back."

Still, economically sensitive S&P indexes including financials .SPSY , miners .SPLRCM and energy .SPNY jumped more than 1%, a day after the Federal Reserve said it was not yet time to start withdrawing its massive pandemic-era monetary stimulus.

The real-estate sector .SPLRCR - generally considered a defensive play - hit a record high as the Fed also said there was "very little support" for cutting the $40 billion in monthly purchases of mortgage-backed securities "earlier" than the $80 billion in Treasuries.

By 12:02 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was up 0.53%, the S&P 500 .SPX was up 0.53% and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was up 0.32%.

Tesla Inc TSLA.O jumped 4.8%, tracking its best day in more than a month, and was the biggest boost to the S&P 500 .SPX .

Trading on Wall Street in the past few months has also been dictated by fears that a rise in cases of the Delta variant would hurt the U.S. economic rebound.

Data on Thursday showed gross domestic product increased at a 6.5% annualized rate in the second quarter. That was, however, slower than the 8.5% growth rate economists polled by Reuters had forecast.

"Fresh COVID-19 fears aren't all to blame, though — higher demand and limited supply factor in, along with labor shortages and the somewhat cooling housing market," said Mike Loewengart, managing director of investment strategy at E*TRADE Financial.

With rising inflation, and concerns that higher prices would not be as transient as expected, focus on Friday will be on the June reading of the personal consumption expenditures price index - the Fed's main inflation measure.

Facebook Inc FB.O fell 3.9% as it warned revenue growth would "decelerate significantly" following Apple's recent update to its iOS operating system that would impact the social media giant's ability to target ads.

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners 3.11-to-1 on the NYSE and 1.73-to-1 on the Nasdaq.

The S&P index recorded 71 new 52-week highs and one new low, while the Nasdaq recorded 88 new highs and 26 new lows.



U.S. reflation trade hurts Nasdaq, lifts Dow Link
U.S. stock market's rising valuation Link



Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani, Sruthi Shankar and Shashank
Nayar in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V, Aditya Soni and Maju
Samuel

Isenção de Responsabilidade: As entidades do XM Group proporcionam serviço de apenas-execução e acesso à nossa plataforma online de negociação, permitindo a visualização e/ou uso do conteúdo disponível no website ou através deste, o que não se destina a alterar ou a expandir o supracitado. Tal acesso e uso estão sempre sujeitos a: (i) Termos e Condições; (ii) Avisos de Risco; e (iii) Termos de Responsabilidade. Este, é desta forma, fornecido como informação generalizada. Particularmente, por favor esteja ciente que os conteúdos da nossa plataforma online de negociação não constituem solicitação ou oferta para iniciar qualquer transação nos mercados financeiros. Negociar em qualquer mercado financeiro envolve um nível de risco significativo de perda do capital.

Todo o material publicado na nossa plataforma de negociação online tem apenas objetivos educacionais/informativos e não contém — e não deve ser considerado conter — conselhos e recomendações financeiras, de negociação ou fiscalidade de investimentos, registo de preços de negociação, oferta e solicitação de transação em qualquer instrumento financeiro ou promoção financeira não solicitada direcionadas a si.

Qual conteúdo obtido por uma terceira parte, assim como o conteúdo preparado pela XM, tais como, opiniões, pesquisa, análises, preços, outra informação ou links para websites de terceiras partes contidos neste website são prestados "no estado em que se encontram", como um comentário de mercado generalizado e não constitui conselho de investimento. Na medida em que qualquer conteúdo é construído como pesquisa de investimento, deve considerar e aceitar que este não tem como objetivo e nem foi preparado de acordo com os requisitos legais concebidos para promover a independência da pesquisa de investimento, desta forma, deve ser considerado material de marketing sob as leis e regulações relevantes. Por favor, certifique-se que leu e compreendeu a nossa Notificação sobre Pesquisa de Investimento não-independente e o Aviso de Risco, relativos à informação supracitada, os quais podem ser acedidos aqui.

Usamos cookies para lhe dar a melhor experiência no nosso website. Ler mais ou alterar as configurações de cookies.

Aviso de risco: O seu capital está em risco. Os produtos alavancados podem não ser adequados para todos. Recomendamos que consulte a nossa Divulgação de Riscos.