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Stock market news for August 7, 2020

The latest stock market news for August 7, 2020. A better than expected July jobs report, a focus on economic stimulus deal, and also on US-China tensions were the main themes for the stock market and investing. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 closed little changes, Nasdaq fell and small-cap stocks outperformed.

Stock market at the close on August 7, 2020

S&P 500: 3,351.28,+2.12(+0.06%)
Dow 30: 27,433.48,+46.50(+0.17%)
Nasdaq: 11,010.98,-97.09(-0.87%)
Russell 2000: 1,569.18,+24.56(+1.59%)

Stock market news

“The Department of Labor’s July jobs report was released at 8:30 a.m. ET Friday. Here were the main metrics in the report, compared to consensus estimates compiled by Bloomberg:

Change in non-farm payrolls: +1.783 million vs. +1.48 million expected and +4.791 million in June

Unemployment rate: 10.2% vs. 10.6% expected and 11.1% in June

Average hourly earnings, month over month: +0.2% vs. -0.5% expected and -1.3% in June

Average hourly earnings, year over year: +4.8% vs. +4.2% expected and +4.9% in June

The change in total non-farm payrolls for June was revised down slightly by 9,000 to 4.791 million, while May’s payrolls were revised up by 26,000 to 2.725 million.”

Stock market data: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/july-2020-jobs-report-labor-department-coronavirus-pandemic-unemployment-rate-191513556.html

Stock market volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) closed lower at 22.21,-0.44(-1.94%).

Stock movers

Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) stock gained more than 50% with a stock price at the close of 25.77+9.32 (+56.66%).

Stock gainers

Conduent Inc. (CNDT): 4.13,+ 1.87 +82.74%
Groupon Inc. (GRPN): 25.77,+ 9.32 +56.66%
OpGen Inc. (OPGN): 3.37,+ 1.16 +52.49%

Stock losers

OLB Group Inc. (OLB): 5.80, -4.60 -44.23%
Alteryx Inc. Cl A (AYX): 121.38, -47.62 -28.18%
Everspin Technologies Inc. (MRAM): 6.35, -2.20 -25.73%

Most active stocks

OpGen Inc. (OPGN): 3.37, +1.16 +52.49%
Conduent Inc. (CNDT): 4.13,+ 1.87 +82.74%
General Electric Co. (GE): 6.40,+ 0.07 +1.11%

Stock market source: https://www.wsj.com/market-data/stocks

Stock Market, U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance

The Financials sector was the best performing sector +2.18%, the Information Technology sector was the worst-performing sector -1.56%.

Stock Market, U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance for August 7, 2020
Stock Market, U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance for August 7, 2020

Source: Fidelity

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US Stock Market News December 11 2019

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Stock market news, December 11, 2019. The US stock market closed higher on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, responding to the Fed interest rate decision, keeping the main interest rate unchanged.. This is the summary for US stock market at close on Wednesday, December 11, 2019:

  • S&P 500: 3,141.63,+9.11(+0.29%)
  • Dow 30: 27,911.30,+29.58(+0.11%)
  • Nasdaq: 8,654.05,+37.87(+0.44%)
  • Russell 2000: 1,631.93,+0.21(+0.01%)

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Stocks biggest gainers

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. (OLLI) was among stocks biggest gainers closing at 69.33+9.03 (+14.98%).

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Stocks biggest losers

Alteryx, Inc. (AYX) was among stocks biggest losers closing at 98.41-9.20 (-8.55%).

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Stock investing | Stock trading | Most active stocks

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) was among most active stocks closing at
12.84+0.56 (+4.56%).

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U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance

Information Technology and Materials were the best performing sectors, +0.71% respectively, Real Estate was the worst performing sector -0.76%.

Stock earnings calendar

Notable earnings today are Costco (COST), Broadcom (AVGO) and Oracle (ORCL).

Stock market update

All data about stocks , stock investingstock trading is taken from Yahoo Finance, Fidelity and stockcharts.com.

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