Stock market news The latest stock market news for July 31, 2020. A higher close for the US stock market, but small-cap stocks underperformed and Russell 2000 index closed lower. Stock market news for July 31, 2020, stocks that moved, stock gainers, stock losers. “Stocks post fourth straight monthly gain as tech shares surge. Stocks closed out Friday’s trading session and July on a high note, with the Nasdaq outperforming after a slew of better than expected corporate earnings results from major tech firms like Facebook and Apple, which both posted record closing highs. Friday’s session marked the last of July, with each of the three major indices closing out a fourth straight month of gains. The S&P 500 rose about 5%, the Dow increased 2% and the Nasdaq outperformed, rising more than 6.5% on the month. Tech titans Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), each reported quarterly results that blew past estimates Thursday evening, affirming their pandemic-era dominance that’s helped feed a steep run-up in tech stocks over the past couple months.” Stock market source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stock-market-news-live-july-31-2020-221601060.html Stock market at the close on July 31, 2020 S&P 500: 3,271.12,+24.90(+0.77%)Dow 30: 26,428.32,+114.67(+0.44%)Nasdaq: 10,745.27,+157.46(+1.49%)Russell 2000: 1,480.43,-14.67(-0.98%) Stock market volatility The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) closed lower at 24.46-0.30 (-1.21%). Stock movers Pinterest, Inc. (PINS) was a stock mover, gaining more than 30% with a stock price at the close of 34.29+9.10 (+36.13%). Stock market data: Stockscharts Stock gainers Vital Farms Inc. (VITL): 35.26,+ 13.26 +60.27%Betterware de Mexico S.A.P.I. de C.V. (BWMX): 13.00 +4.68 +56.26%DarioHealth Corp. (DRIO): 12.40,+ 4.33 +53.66% Stock losers Taoping Inc. (TAOP): 3.68, -5.12 -58.18%Precipio Inc. (PRPO): 3.14, -3.86 -55.14%Liminal BioSciences Inc. (LMNL): 16.31, -7.48 -31.44% Most active stocks General Electric Co. (GE): 6.07, -0.19 -3.04%Sonnet BioTherapeutics Holdings Inc. (SONN): 4.11, +1.20 +41.24%Nokia Corp. ADR (NOK): 4.78,+ 0.33 +7.42% Stock market source: https://www.wsj.com/market-data/stocks Stock Market, U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance The Information Technology sector was the best performing sector +2.50%, the Energy sector was the worst performing sector -0.69%. Source: Fidelity Stock market update All data about the stock market, stocks, stock investing, stock trading is taken from Yahoo Finance, Fidelity, and stockcharts.com. Investing Check this link for stock trading. Subscribe to our stock market newsletter, with stocks to buy, stocks to sell, investing. Daily stock market news.