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Today in the Market (5/8/2024)

Good Morning! On Wednesday, U.S. equity markets were mixed as investors analyzed a new round of earnings. The S&P 500 barely moved, only falling by $0.03, while the NASDAQ fell by 0.18%. However, the Dow Jones continues its winning streak and ends the day up by 0.44%.


Shopify (SHOP) fell by over 18% on Wednesday, causing the business’s market worth to decrease by billions of dollars

So why were investors not happy? Investors were concerned about the firm’s decreasing development, even though the first-quarter earnings of the e-commerce software company exceeded analysts’ forecasts. Also, the increase in sales is anticipated to slow down in the following quarter, although Shopify anticipates that consumer spending in North America will continue to be strong.

So how bad is the slowdown? Shopify has said that it anticipates revenues to increase by a high teens percentage year-over-year during the second quarter. However, this estimate is a decrease from the previous three quarters, which saw an average rise of over 26%. With this decrease… according to a Reuters report, the projection for sales growth indicates the lowest quarterly increase in sales in the last two years.


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Within the next few weeks, Instacart (CART) and Uber Eats (UBER) will be working together to provide restaurant delivery to the grocery delivery platform. This move brings together two of the most prominent platforms for the delivery of food and products, both of which are searching for ways to accelerate growth and increase profitability in a very competitive industry.

So how will it work? Instacart is going to launch a new page inside its app called “Restaurants.” This area will enable users to choose from local restaurants, read menus, make orders, and monitor deliveries. This will all be supported by Uber Eats and Uber couriers. 

So why are these companies teaming up? According to the findings of Bloomberg’s Second Measure, DoorDash (DASH) has almost two-thirds of the market for meal delivery in the U.S. On top of that, according to a statement released by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the relationship is a component of the firm’s overarching mission to assist individuals in “go anywhere and get anything.” 

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