The US stock market closed higher the first trading session of November 2019 as a strong jobs report inspired optimism. S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs.
U.S. stocks jumped Friday and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs after the October jobs report came in well above consensus expectations. The S&P 500 ended at 3,066.91, a record close, and just 0.04 points below the all-time intraday high it also reached during Friday’s session. The Nasdaq posted a record closing high of 8,386.4. And the Dow ended just 0.04% below its recent closing high from mid-July.
A strong rally for stocks as earnings season has begun. All 3 major US stock market indices closed higher, with tech stocks leading the gains. This is the summary for US stock market at close on Tuesday, October 15, 2019:
S&P 500: 2,995.68,+29.53(+1.00%)
Dow 30: 27,024.80,+237.44(+0.89%)
Russell 2000: 1,523.30,+17.87(+1.19%)
Stocks biggest gainers
Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RETA) was among stocks biggest winners closing at $157.92+$57.33 (+56.99%).
Stocks biggest losers
Wirecard AG (WCAGY) was among stocks biggest losers closing at $67.37-$9.83 (-12.73%).
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Pinterest, Inc. (PINS) was among the most active stocks closing at $25.57-$0.35 (-1.35%).
U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance
Health Care was the best performing sector +1.76%, Consumer Staples was the worst performing sector -0.40%.
Stock earnings calendar
Notable earnings today are Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), Ally Financial (ALLY), Bank of America (BAC), Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), U.S. Bancorp (USB), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), IBM (IBM), CSX Corporation (CSX). Earnings are a top important fundamental factor which moves stocks, be aware of increased volatility for stock trading, stock investing.