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20 Aug: Stock market news for August 19, 2020

Stock market news

A lower close today for the US stock market. Major stock indexes erased some moderate gains after the release of the FOMC minutes. At the close on August 19, 2020 the numbers for the US stock market were:

S&P 500: 3,374.85,-14.93(-0.44%)
Dow 30: 27,692.88,-85.19(-0.31%)
Nasdaq: 11,146.46,-64.38(-0.57%)
Russell 2000: 1,572.07,+2.30(+0.15%)

Stock market data: Yahoo Finance

Stock market volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) closed higher at 22.54+1.03 (+4.79%).

Stock movers

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (BMRN) stock fell more than 30% with a stock price at the close of 76.71-41.83 (-35.28%).

Stock gainers

Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. (MNTA): 52.12,+ 21.31 +69.17%
Harmony Biosciences Holdings Inc. (HRMY): 37.01,+ 13.01 +54.21%
Hudson Ltd. Cl A (HUD): 7.46,+ 2.33 +45.42%

Stock losers

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (BMRN): 76.72, -41.83 -35.28%
Galapagos N.V. ADR (GLPG): 141.00, -47.08 -25.03%
Vipshop Holdings Ltd. ADR (VIPS): 19.26, -4.65 -19.45%

Most active stocks

Bank of America Corp. (BAC): 25.50, -0.03 -0.12%
Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. (MNTA): 52.12,+ 21.31 +69.17%
American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL): 12.68,+ 0.08 +0.63%

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

Stock Market, U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance

All sectors closed lower. The Financials sector was the best performing sector -0.08%, the Real Estate sector was the worst performing sector -2.02%.

Stock Market, U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance for August 19, 2020
Stock Market, U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance for August 19, 2020

Source: Fidelity

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