2020 July

31 Jul: Stock market today July 31, 2020

Stock market today At the close today the US stock market was higher, erasing earlier losses. Dow gained more than 100 points, Nasdaq outperformed gaining more than 150 points. Stock market today at the close S&P 500: 3,271.12,+24.90(+0.77%)Dow 30: 26,428.32,+114.67(+0.44%)Nasdaq: 10,745.27,+157.46(+1.49%)Russell 2000: 1,480.44,-14.66(-0.98%) Tech shares led the stock market higher today. Some of the big tech names had notable gains. Here are some of the tech stocks at the close today: Facebook, Inc. (FB): 253.67+19.17 (+8.17%) Apple Inc. (AAPL): 425.04+40.28 (+10.47%) Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): 3,164.68+112.80 (+3.70%) Commodities At 4:22 PM ET time today both crude oil price and gold price were higher. Crude Oil: 40.41,+0.49(+1.23%)Gold: 1,972.30,+30.00(+1.54%) Bonds At 4:24 PM, ET time today the 10-yr bond yield was 0.5360,-0.0050(-0.92%). The rally for bond prices continues and is something to monitor as stocks are at these price levels. Stock market data: Yahoo Finance Stocks today Pinterest, Inc. (PINS) stock surged more…

31 Jul: Stock market live today July 31, 2020

Stock market live At 2:40 Pm, ET time today July 31, 2020, the US stock market is moving lower, only Nasdaq has some moderate gains. Small-cap stocks underperform today. S&P 500: 3,236.14,-10.08(-0.31%)Dow 30: 26,152.12,-161.53(-0.61%)Nasdaq: 10,623.91,+36.10(+0.34%)Russell 2000: 1,466.46,-28.64(-1.92%) Stock market data: Yahoo Finance Stocks today Tech stocks rise today. Facebook, Apple, Amazon are all up, while Alphabet is declining. All these big tech companies reported earnings yesterday.

31 Jul: Stock futures today July 31, 2020

Stock futures today At 9:03 AM, ET time today the US stock futures are rising, only the Russell 2000 futures are declining. Dow futures are up 60 points. S&P Futures: 3,257.50,+8.75(+0.27%)Dow Futures: 26,278.00,+60.00(+0.23%)Nasdaq Futures: 10,910.75,+116.75(+1.08%)Russell 2000 Futures: 1,482.40,-8.20(-0.55%) Stock market data: Yahoo Finance

31 Jul: Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) stock does not impress with a Q2 decline in sales and earnings

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) stock news “In Q2, Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) saw a decline in both earnings and sales. Earnings decreased by 27.53% to $7.76 billion, and sales dropped by 6.95% to $38.30 billion. Alphabet reached earnings of $10.70 billion and sales of $41.16 billion in Q1. What Is ROCE? Return on Capital Employed is a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital employed in a business. Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in a company’s ROCE. A higher ROCE is generally representative of successful growth in a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share for shareholders in the future. A low or negative ROCE suggests the opposite. In Q2, Alphabet posted an ROCE of 0.03%. Q2 Earnings Alphabet reported Q2 earnings per share at $10.13/share against analyst predictions of $8.21/share.” Stock market data: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/roce-insights-alphabet-062853576.html Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) stock chart Stock market data: Stockscharts

31 Jul: Amazon stock gains 5% before hours after posting biggest profit in pandemic

Amazon stock news “(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Thursday posted the biggest profit in its 26-year history as online sales and its lucrative business supporting third-party merchants surged during the coronavirus pandemic. Shares of Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, rose 5% in after-hours trade. While rival brick-and-mortar retailers have had to shut stores during government-imposed lockdowns, Amazon hired 175,000 people in recent months and saw demand for its services soar. The company said revenue jumped 40% from a year earlier to $88.9 billion. Amazon had forecast it might lose money in the just-ended second quarter because it expected to spend some $4 billion on protective equipment for staff and other expenses related to COVID-19. It did just that – and still earned $5.2 billion – double its net income from a year prior. Jeff Bezos, who founded the company in July 1994 and is the world’s richest person, said…

31 Jul: Apple stock surges 6% before hours after blowout earnings

Apple stock news “Apple delivers blowout earnings amid COVID-19, market shrugs off iPhone delays. Apple Inc on Thursday delivered blowout quarterly results, reporting revenue gains across every category and in every geography as consumers working and learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic turned to its products and services. The report topped Wall Street expectations, with even long-overshadowed categories like iPads and Macs getting a boost. Shares rose as much as 6% in extended trading after the results. The fiscal third-quarter results, which included iPhone sales some $4 billion above analyst expectations, came on the same day that U.S. gross domestic product collapsed at a 32.9% annualized rate last quarter, the nation’s worst economic performance since the Great Depression. Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri also confirmed supply chain rumblings that the new lineup of iPhones, usually released in late September, would face delays of a few weeks. But executives…

31 Jul: Facebook stock soars 6% after-hours on a strong beat

Facebook stock news “Shares in social media giant Facebook (FB) soared 6.5% in Thursday’s after-hours trading after the company reported better-than-hoped earning results for the second quarter. Specifically, Q2 GAAP EPS of $1.80 beat Street estimates by $0.40 while revenue of $18.69B also topped Street expectations by $1.33B, and was up 10.7% from the same period last year. Ad revenue was also up 10% at $18.32B (vs. consensus of $16.95B)- and Facebook expects a similar strong rate of growth for the third quarter. Meanwhile daily active users (DAU) surged to 1.79B vs. the consensus of 1.75B- and similarly monthly active users (MAU) of 2.70B easily beat the consensus of 2.63B. That’s with average revenue per user (ARPU) at $7.05, again higher than the expected forecast of $6.63. Also of note, operating income spiked 29% to $5.96B (31.9% margin), with net income almost doubling to $5.18B thanks to a significantly lower effective…

31 Jul: Biggest stock losers for July 30, 2020

Biggest stock losers on July 30, 2020 These are the biggest stock losers, top stock losers at the close of the US stock market on July 30, 2020. Stock market data: Investing.com Stock market Daily posts about the US stock market, stock news, stocks, stock market news, stock market today, investing, and a stock market newsletter, with stocks to buy, stocks to sell. Trading and Investing Check this link if you are interested in trading

31 Jul: Biggest stock gainers for July 30, 2020

Biggest stock gainers on July 30, 2020 These are the biggest stock gainers, top stock gainers at the close of the US stock market on July 30, 2020. Stock market data: Investing.com Stock market Daily posts about the US stock market, stock news, stocks, stock market news, stock market today, investing, and a stock market newsletter, with stocks to buy, stocks to sell. Trading and Investing Check this link if you are interested in trading

31 Jul: Most active stocks for July 30, 2020

Most active stocks for July 30, 2020, US stock market These are the most active stocks for the US stock market on July 30, 2020. Stock market data: Investing.com Stock market Daily posts about the US stock market, stock news, stocks, stock market news, stock market today, investing, and a  stock market newsletter, with stocks to buy, stocks to sell. Trading and Investing Check this link if you are interested in trading.