Investing.com — The Dow eked out a win Monday, as gains in tech and energy helped offset Tesla-led weakness in consumer stocks just a day ahead of the Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting.
The gained 0.02%, 6 points, the was flat with gains of 0.01%, while ended up 0.1%.
Apple leads big tech higher as Wall Street debates iPhone 15 demand
Apple (NASDAQ:) rose more than 1% as some Wall Street cheered signs of stronger demand for the tech giant’s newly launched iPhone 15, particularly for the higher-priced iPhone Pro and Pro Max models, compared with initial demand for the iPhone 14.
“iPhone 15 pre-orders began this Friday and so far (as of Sunday pm) are tracking much stronger than we and the Street expected and up roughly 10%-12% from iPhone 14 based on our analysis,” Wedbush said in a recent note.
But not everyone on Wall Street is waxing lyrically about the strength of the iPhone 15 launch. Barclays said that early pre-order data pointed to a difficult iPhone 15 cycle in China, with demand trending toward the lower-priced iPhone 15.
Energy stocks continue march higher as oil prices hit November highs
Energy stocks, which are up about 20% since July, continued to add to recent gains underpinned by a climb in oil prices to November 2022 highs amid ongoing optimism following recent supply cuts extensions by Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Arm Holdings slips following strong debut last week; Micron gets Wall St. backing
Arm Holdings (NASDAQ:) fell more than 4% as the chip designer lost some momentum following its stock market debut last week.
Despite the slip, shares of ARM remained well above its IPO price of $51 following a 25% on its debut on Nasdaq on Sept. 15.
In other chip news, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) ended up 1% after Deutsche Bank upgraded its rating on the stock to buy from hold amid optimism that AI-fueled demand for higher performing artificial intelligence services will spur the need for high-bandwidth memory.
PayPal, Tesla Receive Thumbs Down on Wall Street
PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:), down 2%, came under pressure after MoffetNathanson downgraded its rating on the payments platform to market perform from outperform on worries about growth amid intense competition.
Tesla (NASDAQ:), meanwhile, also received the thumbs down from Wall Street after Goldman Sachs cut its expectations on the company’s earnings on concerns that further price cuts would hurt margins. The stocks was down nearly 3%.