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By Barbara Kollmeyer

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The buzz

Johnson & Johnson /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ +1.46% stock is down after revenue fell short of hopes, with GE /zigman2/quotes/208495069/composite GE +4.70% also falling on earnings disappointment. 3M /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM +3.21% reported mixed results and Raytheon /zigman2/quotes/203237915/composite RTX +2.66% is down on a profit and revenue miss. American Express shares /zigman2/quotes/203805826/composite AXP +3.18% are jumping on a solid earnings beat . Microsoft /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +3.41% and Texas Instruments /zigman2/quotes/202237907/composite TXN +3.18% are the spotlight for after the market close.

IBM stock /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM +2.61% surged more than 6% late Monday on upbeat results, only to give it all back after Big Blue executives refused to give earnings guidance . Swedish telecom giant Ericsson /zigman2/quotes/208932705/composite ERIC +3.03% /zigman2/quotes/204034770/delayed SE:ERIC.A -0.48% /zigman2/quotes/207544813/delayed SE:ERIC.B -0.28% posted forecast-beating fourth-quarter net profit. 

In deal news, Chesapeake Energy /zigman2/quotes/224537584/composite CHK +9.77% will pay $2.6 billion for Pennsylvania shale assets from Tug Hill. Nvidia /zigman2/quotes/200467500/composite NVDA +5.55% stock is tumbling on a report the tech group will ditch plans to buy chip designer Arm from Softbank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 +2.37% .

Pfizer /zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite PFE +2.99% and BioNTech /zigman2/quotes/214419716/composite BNTX +1.32% are launching a study of an omicron-based COVID-19 vaccine for healthy adults.

The Pentagon has put 8,500 U.S.-based troops on heightened alert for possible deployment to Europe in case of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The ruble /zigman2/quotes/210561862/realtime/sampled USDRUB -0.5506% continues to slide.

Canadian rocker icon Neil Young wants his music off Spotify /zigman2/quotes/207488629/composite SPOT +4.71% , because of COVID-19 vaccine disinformation being spread on the platform from podcaster Joe Rogan, in particular. The EU is easing its COVID travel rules as of Feb. 1 , saying as of Feb. 1, double vaccinated, those recently recovered from the virus or a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours ahead of travel is enough to move freely within the bloc.

Apart from the kickoff of the Fed meeting, November house prices from S&P Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency both showed some easing , following by a consumer confidence index for January. The IMF has cut its global growth forecast owing to weaker outlooks from China and the U.S.

The markets

Stocks /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +2.68% /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +3.06% /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +3.34% are in the red in early trading, and Wall Street volatility dragged Asian markets south /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +1.23% /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +2.09% , though European /zigman2/quotes/210599654/delayed XX:SXXP +2.62% and U.K. stocks /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX +2.68% bucked the weakness. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note is up 2 basis points to 1.751%, while oil /zigman2/quotes/209723049/delayed CL00 -0.50% and the dollar /zigman2/quotes/210598269/delayed DXY -0.06% are also rising. Bitcoin /zigman2/quotes/31322028/realtime BTCUSD -0.08% is pushing above $36,000.

The chart

Here’s a look at the VIX, known as Wall Street’s fear gauge, and its “curve,” from financial blogger James Eagle (h/t @PriapusIQ ):

Read: Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ is on track for its sharpest rise to start a year ever as stocks tumble on inflation, Fed worries

The tickers

These are the most active stock tickers on MarketWatch as of 6 a.m. Eastern.

Ticker Security name
/zigman2/quotes/203558040/composite TSLA Tesla
/zigman2/quotes/203755179/composite GME GameStop
/zigman2/quotes/200235402/composite AMC AMC Entertainment
/zigman2/quotes/204905836/composite NIO NIO
/zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL Apple
/zigman2/quotes/200467500/composite NVDA Nvidia
/zigman2/quotes/200289815/delayed CA:NCM Newcrest Mining
/zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN Amazon
/zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT Microsoft
/zigman2/quotes/201948298/composite BABA Alibaba

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$ 182.29
+2.63 +1.46%
Volume: 9.37M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
24.55
Dividend Yield
2.48%
Market Cap
$479.68 billion
Rev. per Employee
$669,704
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 67.08
+3.01 +4.70%
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June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.48%
Market Cap
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Rev. per Employee
$441,512
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 134.33
+4.18 +3.21%
Volume: 3.66M
June 24, 2022 4:03p
P/E Ratio
13.99
Dividend Yield
4.44%
Market Cap
$76.44 billion
Rev. per Employee
$371,926
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 94.20
+2.44 +2.66%
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P/E Ratio
33.79
Dividend Yield
2.34%
Market Cap
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Rev. per Employee
$372,638
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 146.15
+4.50 +3.18%
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June 24, 2022 4:03p
P/E Ratio
14.64
Dividend Yield
1.42%
Market Cap
$110.06 billion
Rev. per Employee
$723,328
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 267.70
+8.84 +3.41%
Volume: 33.92M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
27.93
Dividend Yield
0.93%
Market Cap
$2002.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.06M
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 155.95
+4.81 +3.18%
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P/E Ratio
17.83
Dividend Yield
2.95%
Market Cap
$143.81 billion
Rev. per Employee
$591,742
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 142.06
+3.62 +2.61%
Volume: 11.49M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
23.32
Dividend Yield
4.65%
Market Cap
$127.77 billion
Rev. per Employee
$218,641
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 7.83
+0.23 +3.03%
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P/E Ratio
10.22
Dividend Yield
2.08%
Market Cap
$25.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
$267,084
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SE : Sweden: Stockholm
kr 83.30
-0.40 -0.48%
Volume: 0.00
June 23, 2022 5:29p
P/E Ratio
12.37
Dividend Yield
3.00%
Market Cap
kr261.72 billion
Rev. per Employee
kr2.34M
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SE : Sweden: Stockholm
kr 78.19
-0.22 -0.28%
Volume: 0.00
June 23, 2022 5:29p
P/E Ratio
11.61
Dividend Yield
3.20%
Market Cap
kr261.72 billion
Rev. per Employee
kr2.34M
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 83.80
+7.46 +9.77%
Volume: 15.77M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
2.39%
Market Cap
$10.66 billion
Rev. per Employee
$6.64M
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/zigman2/quotes/200467500/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 171.26
+9.01 +5.55%
Volume: 47.22M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
45.96
Dividend Yield
0.09%
Market Cap
$428.15 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.31M
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/zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 5,224.00
+121.00 +2.37%
Volume: 14.08M
June 24, 2022 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥8602.83 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥105.83M
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 51.59
+1.50 +2.99%
Volume: 24.34M
June 24, 2022 4:05p
P/E Ratio
11.84
Dividend Yield
3.10%
Market Cap
$289.47 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.17M
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/zigman2/quotes/214419716/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 134.04
+1.75 +1.32%
Volume: 1.02M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
2.29
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$32.57 billion
Rev. per Employee
$8.78M
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US : Tullett Prebon
54.1999
-0.3001 -0.5506%
Volume: 0.0000
June 24, 2022 4:59p
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 107.00
+4.81 +4.71%
Volume: 2.56M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$20.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
31,500.68
+823.32 +2.68%
Volume: 470.38M
June 24, 2022 5:05p
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US : S&P US
3,911.74
+116.01 +3.06%
Volume: 3.46B
June 24, 2022 5:05p
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US : Nasdaq
11,607.62
+375.43 +3.34%
Volume: 8.68M
June 24, 2022 5:16p
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JP : Nikkei
26,491.97
+320.72 +1.23%
Volume: 0.00
June 24, 2022 3:15p
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HK : Hong Kong Exchange
21,719.06
+445.19 +2.09%
Volume: 2.41M
June 24, 2022 4:08p
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XX : STOXX
412.93
+10.53 +2.62%
Volume: 0.00
June 24, 2022 11:03p
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UK : FTSE UK
7,208.81
+188.36 +2.68%
Volume: 0.00
June 24, 2022 4:51p
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/zigman2/quotes/209723049/delayed
US : U.S.: Nymex
$ 107.08
-0.54 -0.50%
Volume: 305,960
June 24, 2022 4:59p
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US : U.S.: ICE Futures U.S.
104.12
-0.06 -0.06%
Volume: 0.00
June 26, 2022 5:03p
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US : CoinDesk
21,372.92
-16.94 -0.08%
Volume: 0.00
June 26, 2022 5:17p
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/zigman2/quotes/203558040/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 737.12
+31.91 +4.52%
Volume: 31.92M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
100.02
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$763.66 billion
Rev. per Employee
$626,347
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 135.21
-6.81 -4.80%
Volume: 4.25M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$10.29 billion
Rev. per Employee
$509,358
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/zigman2/quotes/200235402/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 12.47
+0.42 +3.49%
Volume: 80.76M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$6.44 billion
Rev. per Employee
$101,458
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/zigman2/quotes/204905836/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 24.08
+1.03 +4.47%
Volume: 67.06M
June 24, 2022 4:04p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$40.20 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 141.66
+3.39 +2.45%
Volume: 89.12M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
23.03
Dividend Yield
0.65%
Market Cap
$2292.79 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.51M
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 171.26
+9.01 +5.55%
Volume: 47.22M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
45.96
Dividend Yield
0.09%
Market Cap
$428.15 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.31M
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CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 20.73
+0.38 +1.87%
Volume: 99,969
June 24, 2022 3:59p
P/E Ratio
14.94
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$18.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 116.46
+4.02 +3.58%
Volume: 69.87M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
56.17
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$1184.91 billion
Rev. per Employee
$297,107
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/zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 267.70
+8.84 +3.41%
Volume: 33.92M
June 24, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
27.93
Dividend Yield
0.93%
Market Cap
$2002.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.06M
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/zigman2/quotes/201948298/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 117.62
+5.51 +4.91%
Volume: 27.03M
June 24, 2022 4:04p
P/E Ratio
38.36
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$309.28 billion
Rev. per Employee
$528,633
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