U.S. stock futures rose Tuesday morning, as the S&P 500 attempted to rebound after falling to its lowest level in more than a year.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were last up 250 points, or 0.78%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 1% and 1.6%, respectively.
On the earnings front, shares of Peloton Interactive plummeted 27% before the bell after reporting a wider-than-expected loss in the recent quarter. AMC’s stock rose more than 6%, while Novavax dropped about 23% on the back of recent quarterly earnings.
Tuesday’s moves came as Treasury yields eased from multiyear highs. The benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield, which hit its highest level since late 2018 on Monday, traded roughly 9 basis points lower, hitting below the 3% mark.
On Monday, the S&P 500 dropped below the 4,000 level to a low of 3,975.48, marking the index’s weakest point since March 2021. The broad market index dropped 17% from its 52-week high as Wall Street struggled to recover from last week’s losses.
The Dow dropped 1.99%, down more than 12% from 52-week highs. The S&P 500 fell 3.2% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite lost 4.29%, off more than 27% from 52-week highs.
“We still think a local bottom in equities is due in the next two weeks, but we’d await clearer signs of any even temporary stabilization in risk sentiment,” according to Citi’s Ebrahim Rahbari.
Continued fears of rising inflation fueled Monday’s market declines, with tech stocks taking the brunt of the beating. Shares for Meta Platforms and Alphabet fell 3.7% and 2.8%, respectively, while shared of Tesla dropped more than 9%.
“The sentiment has been very bearish for the last few months, if not the last few weeks for sure, and an inability to rally…tells you everything that you need to know about the current state of the market, meaning the bears are in control,” said Adam Sarhan, founder and CEO of 50 Park Investments.
As the sell-off in equities continues some investors and analysts point to value stocks as a good hedge amid rising rates.
“Despite our expectation of falling inflation and sustained growth, we believe investors should brace for further equity volatility ahead amid significant moves in key economic variables and bond markets,” wrote Mark Haefele of UBS. “We continue to favor areas of the market that should outperform in an environment of high inflation.”