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%)
Target Corporation (TGT) was the stock with largest gains closing at $103.00+$17.47 (+20.43%).
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%).
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).
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Stock market data
This report is written by Stavros Georgiadis, CFA Equity Research Analyst, Investment Strategist.