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Stock market report August 21 2019

US stock market report August 21 2019

All major US stock market indices closed higher with gains over 0.80%. Buying interest for stocks was evident during the whole trading session.This is the summary for US stock market at close on Wednesday August 21 2019:

  • S&P 500: 2,924.43,+23.92(+0.82%)
  • Dow 30: 26,202.73,+240.29(+0.93%)
  • Nasdaq: 8,020.21,+71.65(+0.90%)
  • Russell 2000: 1,509.85,+11.84(+0.79%)
  • 10-Yr Bond: 1.5770,+0.0160(+1.02%)
  • Vix: 15.80,-1.70(-9.71%)

Stocks gainers

Target Corporation (TGT) was the stock with largest gains closing at $103.00+$17.47 (+20.43%).

TGT daily stock chart

Stocks losers

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (RLLCF) was the stock with largest losses closing at $0.0075-$0.0024 (-24.24%).

Stock investing – Most active stocks

Pinduoduo Inc. (PDD) was among the most active stocks closing at $30.11+$4.15 (+15.99%).

PDD daily stock chart

U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance

All sectors had gains, Consumer Discretionary was the best performing sector for a seconf consecutive day, +1.83%, Consumer Staples was the worst performing sector +0.34%, Source: Fidelity

US stock market earnings today

Some of the companies releasing earnings today are Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS), Gap (GPS). Salesforce.com (CRM), Hormel Foods (HRL) and Ross Stores (ROST).

Stock market news

Stock market data

All data about stocks stock investing is taken from Yahoo finance and stockcharts.com.

This report is written by Stavros Georgiadis, CFA Equity Research Analyst, Investment Strategist.



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