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Dow falls 300 points to kick off June trading on concerns about the economy: Live updates

Dow falls 300 points to kick off June trading on concerns about the economy: Live updates
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See the stocks moving midday

A screen displays the logo and trading information for Spotify on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 6, 2024.

Brendan McDermid | Reuters

These are some of the stocks making notable moves midday:

  • Spotify — The music streaming company climbed 4% following its announcement of premium subscription price increases in the U.S. in July.
  • Paramount Global — The media company advanced more than 7% after CNBC’s David Faber reported the firm and Skydance have agreed to terms of a merger.
  • Cava — Shares shed about 5% after being downgraded at JPMorgan to neutral from overweight. 

Click here for the full list.

— Alex Harring

Paramount shares rise as Skydance deal nears finish line

Shares of Paramount rose nearly 7% on Monday as the media company appears to be close to finalizing a deal with Skydance and private equity firms RedBird Capital and KKR.

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Shares of Paramount jumped on Monday.

CNBC’s David Faber reported Monday, citing sources, that the deal is likely to be announced soon, pending the approval of Paramount controlling shareholder Shari Redstone.

Wells Fargo analyst Steven Cahall said in a note to clients that the reported details of the offer should “make everyone reasonably happy.”

“Should Shari accept the Skydance deal on the board’s recommendation then this week could see the full details come to light, and then the market can judge for itself how Skydance’s strategic plan looks vs the $15/sh cash-out offer. We think alternative bids like Sony/APO were deemed too risky on regulatory grounds, and in the end may have resulted in desired improvements to Skydance’s offer,” the note said.

— Jesse Pound

Technical issue related to new software, 40 tickers affected

The Consolidated Tape Association, the organization used by major exchanges to jointly provide real-time stock quotes, further explained what caused the technical issue Monday.

It said there was an issue with limit up and limit down price bands that could be related to a new software release. A total of 40 tickers were affected by erroneous price bands due to this software release between 9:30 a.m. and 10:27 a.m., the organization said in a statement. The CTA previously had said 49 stocks were affected and later corrected the number.

— Yun Li

U.S. crude oil falls more than 3% as OPEC+ plans to phase out voluntary cuts

Oil rig pumpjacks, also known as thirsty birds, extract crude from the Wilmington Field oil deposits area near Long Beach, California.

David Mcnew | Reuters

U.S. crude oil fell more than 3% to trade below $75 per barrel on Monday, as OPEC+ announced plans to phase out voluntary production cuts totaling 2.2 million barrels per day.

A coalition of eight OPEC+ members led by Saudi Arabia and Russia announced Sunday that they would begin phasing out those cuts over the course of 12 months starting in October.

Under the plan, more than 500,000 barrels per day would return to the market by December, and 1.8 million barrels per day would come back by June 2025.

“Some people read the OPEC statement, particularly the part about the adding barrels back from the voluntary cut, as bearish,” said Helima Croft, head of global commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets.

“They were pretty clear that this is going to be data dependent,” Croft said. “As we get to the end of August, if the fundamental picture looks worse than what we have now, they would pause that addition.”

— Spencer Kimball

Structure Therapeutics stock is skyrocketing more than 60% on hopes for its weight loss pill

Despite all the buzz around Ozempic and new anti-obesity GLP-1 treatments, many patients would still prefer to pop a pill rather than give themselves a once-a-week injection. Unfortunately, finding a safe and highly effective pill has been elusive. That is why investors are very excited by new clinical data from Structure Therapeutics on Monday.

Shares are up more than 60% in trading after a midstage clinical trial showed weight loss of 6% after patients enrolled in the study took its GSBR-1290 for 12 weeks. Notably, the result is competitive to an experimental pill Eli Lilly is developing.

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Structure Therapeutics shares over the past year

— Christina Cheddar Berk

NYSE says technical issue has been resolved

Traders and floor officials react to technical issues on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on June 3, 2024.

Brendan McDermid | Reuters

India ETF tracks for best session in more than 2 years

The iShares MSCI India ETF (INDA) headed for its best day in more than two years.

The fund rose more than 3% in Monday’s session, clinching a new 52-week high. If that gain holds through session close, it will mark the best day since March 9, 2022, when the exchange-traded fund gained more than 4%.

Monday’s moves follow the latest election in the country. Exit polls suggest Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his alliance were poised for a third straight term in power, which is considered rare.

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The India ETF, 1-day

— Alex Harring

ISM manufacturing index lower than expected in May

The U.S. manufacturing sector showed a greater level of contraction than expected in May, according to an Institute for Supply Management report Monday.

The ISM manufacturing index was at 48.7 on the month, representing the share of businesses reporting expansion. A number below 50 indicates contraction.

Within the ISM business survey, the prices index fell 3.9 points to 57, while the employment index rose 2.5 points to 51.1, breaking into expansion territory.

— Jeff Cox

S&P 500 opens higher, Nvidia climbs

The S&P 500 opened higher on Monday, with shares of Nvidia also climbing to start the first week of June trading.

The broad market index added 0.3%, while the Nasdaq Composite added 0.7%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 22 points, or 0.06%. Shares of Nvidia, meanwhile, climbed nearly 4%.

— Brian Evans

Spotify, Cava among stocks making biggest premarket moves

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:

  • Spotify — Shares of the music streaming service rose 4.8% after it announced Monday it will raise prices for Spotify Premium subscriptions in the U.S. starting in July.
  • MarineMax — MarineMax, a recreational boat and yacht services company, popped 19% on a report that OneWater Marine is in talks to buy the company for $40 a share in cash. Bloomberg first reported the deal, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
  • Cava — The Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant chain slipped nearly 2% following a downgrade by JPMorgan to neutral from overweight. 

For the full list, read here.

— Pia Singh

Bull market is in early phases, Yardeni says

The Charging Bull/Wall Street Bull is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New New York on Jan. 16, 2019.

Carlo Allegri | Reuters

The market is still in the beginning stages of the bull market, according to Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research.

“I think it’s actually fairly early on,” Yardeni said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “Some people are talking about it being midcycle … or getting near the end of the story, but I don’t think that’s the case.”

Yardeni said continued strength in productivity is likely. While he sees similarities between now and the 1920s with technology-led improvements in the standard of living, he is not necessarily forecasting another crash like there was almost a century ago.

As part of his “Roaring ’20s” outlook, Yardeni expects the S&P 500 to finish 2024 at 5,400; 2025 at 6,000; and 2026 at 6,500. His year-end 2024 forecast implies 2.3% upside from Friday’s close.

— Alex Harring

Stericycle soars following acquisition news

Shares of waste-disposal firm Stericycle soared more than 7% in premarket trading following news that Waste Management would acquire the company for $7.2 billion.

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Stericycle stock.

Waste Management will acquire Stericycle for $62 per share, representing a roughly 20% premium over Stericycle stock’s Friday close.

— Brian Evans

GameStop shares rally 74% after latest posts from ‘Roaring Kitty’

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GameStop shares were up more than 74% amid speculation that Keith Gill, who inspired the 2021 short squeeze, could have a big position in the video game retailer.

Gill, who goes by DeepF——Value on Reddit and Roaring Kitty on YouTube and social media site X, posted a screenshot of what could be his portfolio, showing more than five million GameStop shares worth $115.7 million. The image also showed 120,000 call options in GameStop.

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GME rallies

— Yun Li, Fred Imbert

European markets open higher

European markets started the month higher Monday, extending last week’s rally as investors look ahead to the European Central Bank’s latest interest rate decision later this week.

The U.K.’s FTSE 100 was up 0.63% at 8,326, Germany’s DAX was 0.79% higher at 18,648 and France’s CAC was up 0.72% at 8,050. Italy’s MIB was 0.8% higher at 34,762.

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— Karen Gilchrist

South Korean energy stocks rise after government greenlights exploration plans

South Korean energy stocks rose after the government greenlit exploratory drilling for vast oil and gas resources off the country’s east coast.

Shares of Korea Gas Corporation surged 29.87%. Daesung Energy rose 28.25%, while SK Innovation climbed 7.9% and SK Gas advanced 15.97%.

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol reportedly told a news conference that there is a “very high” possibility for the area to contain as much as 14 billion barrels of oil and gas.

— Lee Ying Shan

India stocks record intraday highs as exit polls show Modi’s BJP-led alliance projected to win majority

After overtaking Hong Kong’s stock market in December, India currently has the fourth largest in the world, and is now valued at over $4 trillion.

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Stock gauges in India hit intraday record highs, with the Nifty 50 index rising about 3% and the S&P BSE Sensex Total Return index last up about 2.6%.

Local exit polls over the weekend suggested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance was set for a rare third consecutive term in power.

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance is expected to secure around 365 out of the 543 seats in the lower house of India’s parliament, according to local news channel NDTV’s exit poll summary. 

However, final results, expected on Tuesday, can diverge from exit poll projections.

— Shreyashi Sanyal, Charmaine Jacob

China’s May factory activity expands at fastest pace in nearly two years, tops estimates

A private survey showed China’s manufacturing activity expanded at its fastest pace in nearly two years, in contrast to an official reading.

The Caixin survey showed the headline seasonally adjusted manufacturing PMI rose to 51.7 in May from 51.4 the previous month, clocking its fastest pace since June 2022. It was also higher than a Reuters poll forecast of 51.5.

The private survey comes after official data on Friday showed China’s manufacturing sector unexpectedly contracted in May.

The Caixin survey also said sentiment among Chinese manufacturers remained positive in May amid hopes that market demand could improve both locally and abroad to support higher production this year.

— Shreyashi Sanyal

South Korea’s May manufacturing PMI expands at fastest pace in nearly 3 years

A private survey showed South Korea’s manufacturing activity expanded at its fastest pace in nearly three years in May.

South Korea’s headline manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index showed a return to growth in May, coming in at 51.6 from 49.4 in April, which was the strongest since July 2021.

“After recovery efforts appeared to have plateaued recently, growth surged in May as stronger demand conditions, both domestically and abroad, drove production growth to its strongest in nearly three years,” said Joe Hayes, principal economist at S&P Global Market Intelligence.

— Shreyashi Sanyal

Nvidia announces latest AI chip model

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang presents “Blackwell” at an event ahead of the Computex forum, in Taipei, Taiwan, on June 2, 2024.

Ann Wang | Reuters

Nvidia announced new artificial intelligence chips on Sunday before its latest model has even shipped to customers.

The new chip model is called “Rubin.” Nvidia had announced its “Blackwell” chips in March. CEO Jensen Huang said Sunday that Nvidia plans to release new AI chip models on a “one-year rhythm.”

Shares of Nvidia are up more than 120% year to date even as other deep-pocketed tech companies try to compete with the AI leader.

— Jesse Pound, Rebecca Picciotto

Stock futures open little changed

Stock futures were largely unchanged shortly after 6 p.m. in New York, with the three major contracts within 0.2% of the flatline.

— Jesse Pound

Key economic reports this week

Here are some of the notable economic and corporate updates this week. All times are ET:

Monday, June 3

10 a.m. Construction spending (April)

10 a.m. ISM manufacturing (May)

Tuesday, June 4

10 a.m. JOLTS job openings (April)

Earnings: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Bath & Body Works

Wednesday, June 5

10 a.m. ISM services PMI (May)

Earnings: Campbell Soup, Dollar Tree

Thursday, June 6

8:30 a.m. Initial jobless claims

Earnings: J.M. Smucker Co.

Friday, June 7

8:30 a.m. May jobs report

— Jesse Pound, Sarah Min

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