US major indices end lower. Dow, S&P and NASDAQ snap 3 day winning streak

Modest declines ahead of the presidential debate

The US stock market was relatively quiet today. The major indices all fell on the day and in the process snapped a 3 day winning streak for each.  The NASDAQ remains 8% below its record high. The S&P is some 7% below its record high.

The final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index fell -16.13 points or -0.48% to 3335.47
  • NASDAQ index fell -32.27 points or -0.29% to 11085.25
  • Dow fell -131.4 points or -0.48% to 27452.66

US stocks close on the lows. Nasdaq hits correction territory

Nasdaq takes a dive

A few attempts to bounce intraday fell flat and stocks finished near the lows of the day. The S&P 500 fell  while the Nasdaq’s 4% drop extended the decline since last Wednesday’s record high above 10% — an unofficial correction.
The Nasdaq is now just 1.0% away from wiping out the entire August-Sept gain. Tesla shares fell 21% on the day, its worst ever one-day loss.
Nasdaq:
Nasdaq takes a dive
  • S&P 500 -95 points to 3331
  • Nasdaq -465 to 10847
  • DJIA -632 to 27,500

US stocks tumble. Major indices have worst day since June (for S&P and Dow) and March (for Nasdaq)

Dow Jones falls -1025 points at its lows

The major indices are closing sharply lower. The major indices declines were the sharpest since June for the S&P and Dow.

For the NASDAQ, you have to go all the way back to March to have a worse trading day.

The Dow industrial average is now back negative in 2020. The declines snaps the S&P and NASDAQ 4 day winning streak. All 11 sectors of the S&P closed lower.
The final numbers are showing:
  • The S&P index fell 125.92 points or -3.52% at 3454.92. S&P index fell -4.28% at its lows
  • The NASDAQ index fell -598.34 points or -4.96% at 11,458.16. NASDAQ index fell -5.77% its lows
  • The Dow fell -808.50 points or -2.78% at 28292.33. Dow industrial average fell -3.52% at its lows

S&P index close at record level. NASDAQ string of record closes comes to an end

5 days in a row of record closes comes to an end for the NASDAQ

Well, the S&P index close at a record level, but could not push above 3500 at the close. It has closed higher for 6 consecutive days. The NASDAQ index failed to extend its 5 day record close string. It fell in trading today. The Dow industrial average also failed to close positive for the year for the 1st time since February 21.

The final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index rose by 5.86 points or 0.17% at 3484.60
  • NASDAQ index fell -39.725 points or -0.34% at 11625.33
  • Dow industrial average rose 160.22 points or 0.57% to 28492.05. It closed -0.16% from the end of 2019 level of 28538.
Airlines and financials did well today.
For the airlines:
  • United Airlines, +5.75%
  • American Airlines, +3.79%
  • Southwest Airlines, +3.49%
  • Delta Air Lines, +2.87%
For the financials:
  • J.P. Morgan, +3.28%
  • Wells Fargo, +2.27%
  • PNC financial, +2.01%
  • Bank of America, +1.96%
  • Charles Schwab, +1.89%
  • Morgan Stanley, +1.74%
  • Citigroup, +1.73%
  • Goldman Sachs, +1.39%
Other oversize winners today included:
  • Box, +4.87%
  • Walmart, +4.55%
  • Marriott, +4.54%
  • Tesla, +4.02%
  • Stryker, +3.85%
  • Northrop Grumman, +2.23%
  • Slack, +2.05%
  • Uber, +1.55%
  • Salesforce, +1.48%
  • Ford, +1.47%
  • MasterCard, +1.42%
  • General Dynamics, +1.37%
Losers today included:
  • Netflix -3.84%
  • Facebook -3.543%
  • Adobe, -3.34%
  • AliBaba, -2.67%
  • AMD, -2.53%
  • Chewy, -2.45%
  • Twitter, -1.66%
  • Exxon Mobil, -1.33%
  • Corning, -1.29%
  • Amazon, -1.26%
  • Apple, -1.19%

S&P and NASDAQ closed at record levels once again

Dow within 1% of unchanged on the year

the S&P and NASDAQ index are closing at record levels once again with strong gains of over 1%. The NASDAQ outperformed with a 1.73% rise. The Dow industrial average was down earlier today but pushed to the upside and is closing within 1% of the closing level from 2019. The NASDAQ index is now up 30% on the year. The S&P is up 7.67%
The final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index up 35.11 points or 1.02% at 3478.73. The high price extended to 3481.07. The low price fell to 3444.15
  • NASDAQ index rose 198.59 points or 1.73% to 11665.06. It’s high price reached 11672.05. It’s low price fell to 11507.46
  • the Dow industrial average rose 83.48 points or 0.3% to 28331.92. It’s high price reached 28353.80, while its low fell to 28153.91
Some oversize gainers included:
  • Salesforce, +26.06%
  • Netflix, +11.59%
  • Adobe, +9.10%
  • Facebook, +8.27%
  • Box, +7.04%
  • Tesla, +6.32%
  • Slack, +5.85%
  • Rack space, +4.05%
  • Uber, +3.53%
  • Chewy, +2.93%

On the downside:

  • Schlumberger: -3.06%
  • United Airlines, -2.75%
  • Wells Fargo, -2.28%
  • Exxon Mobil, -1.84%
  • Southwest Airlines, -1.78%
  • Boeing, -1.7%
  • Bank of America, -1.69%
  • Citigroup, -1.55%
  • J.P. Morgan, -1.39%
  • Papa John’s, -1.18%
  • Pfizer, -0.89%

S&P and NASDAQ closed at record highs once again

S&P index and NASDAQ go out near highs as well

The S&P and NASDAQ index are closing at record highs once again. The broader indexes also traded to new all time high prices today.  The Dow industrial average close lower her by Apple and Boeing.

The final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index rose 12.37 points or 0.36% to 3443.65. That was just off the all-time high price of 3444.21
  • Nasdaq index closed up 86.755 points or 0.76% at 11466.47. It’s new all time high price reached 11468.25
  • Dow industrial average fell -60.02 points or -0.21%to 28248.44. It’s high reached 28400.74 .
Salesforce after the close is reporting better-than-expected earnings on the top and bottom line.  EPS came in at $1.44 vs. $0.66 estimates. Revenues come in at $5.15 billion vs. an estimate for $4.9 billion. There shares are up over 7% in after-hours trading.
Salesforce was 1 of the 3 stocks added to the Dow industrial average (along with Honeywell and Amgen).  The 3 stocks replace Exxon Mobil (down -3.38%), Pfizer (-1.11%) and Raytheon (-1.5%).
Intuit it is also posting better-than-expected earnings on the top and bottom lines. There shares are up 4.52% in after-hours trading.

S&P and NASDAQ closed at record levels. All sectors of the S&P rise

Dow leads the way with a 1.36% gain. Closes within 50 points of the end of December closing level

the S&P index and the NASDAQ index close at records.  All sectors of the S&P closed higher. The Dow industrial average closed within 50 points of the 2019 closing level. The price is not traded above its record closing level since February 21, 2020.
The final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index rose and 34.15 points or 1.01% at 3431.31. It’s high price reached 3432.09.
  • NASDAQ index rose 67.918 points or 0.60% at 11379.72. It’s high price reached 11462.05.
  • The Dow industrial average rose 378.13 points or 1.35% to 28308.46. That The price within 50 points of its 2019 closing level of 28358.44.
Airline stocks were big winners today:
  • United Airlines rose 9.9%
  • Delta Air Lines rose 9.28%
  • Southwest Airlines rose 6.49%
Boeing was also a big winner with a gain of 6.42%.
Financials also outperformed with the major banks and investment banks rising over 2%:
  • Wells Fargo, +3.68%
  • Citigroup, +3.59%
  • PNC financial, +3.21%
  • Bank of America, +2.84%
  • J.P. Morgan, +2.82%
  • Morgan Stanley, +2.5%
  • Goldman Sachs, +2.41%
  • Charles Schwab +1.97%

S&P and NASDAQ index close at record highs

Dow industrial average leads the way

the S&P and NASDAQ index both closed at record levels, but for the day the Dow industrial average was the biggest percentage gainer.

The final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index up 11.73 points or 0.35% at 3397.24.
  • The NASDAQ index rose 46.848 points or 0.42% at 11311.80
  • Dow industrial average rose 190.84 points or 0.69% at 27930.53

For the week, the NASDAQ led the way. The Dow industrial average ended the week unchanged.

  • S&P index rose 0.72%
  • NASDAQ index rose 2.65%
  • Dow industrial average was unchanged

For the year to date, the Dow industrial average still remains down. The NASDAQ index continues its stellar performance.

  • S&P index +5.15%
  • NASDAQ index +26.07%
  • Dow industrial average -2.13%
Some of the big gainers today included:
  • Apple, +5.14%
  • dear and Company, +4.39%
  • Nvidia, +4.43%
  • Tesla, +2.39%
  • Qualcomm, +2.15%
  • Corning, +1.88%
  • Nike, +1.63%
  • Marriott, +1.35%
  • AMD, +1.27%
  • Chipotle, +1.13%
  • Costco, +1.12%
  • J&J, +0.9%
  • Home Depot, +0.9%
Big losers today included:
  • Slack, -2.97%
  • United Airlines, -2.97%
  • Papa John’s, -2.16%
  • Uber, -1.85%
  • Box, -1.83%
  • Deutsche Bank, -1.71%
  • Beyond Meat, -1.5%
  • Delta, -1.27%
  • Boeing -1.25%
  • Raytheon technologies, -1.21%
  • Whirlpool, -1.17%
  • Netflix, -1.1%

NASDAQ closes at a new record.

 Major indices close higher

The NASDAQ index close at a another record high. The previous high close came in at 11,210.84. The index close today at 11,264.95. The S&P index traded above its all-time high closing price but could not sustain the gains into the close.
The final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index up 10.69 points or 0.32% at 3385.54. The high price reached 3390.80. The low price extended to 3354.69. The all-time high close was at 3389.78. The index closed just below that level. The all-time intraday high from Wednesday’s trade reach 3399.54.
  • The NASDAQ index closed up 118.49 points or 1.06% at 11264.95. The close was above the previous high close at 11,210.84. Intraday the pair also traded to a new all time high of 11,283.61.
  • the Dow industrial average lagged the other indices but still closed higher by 46.85 points or 0.17% at 27739.73. It’s high price extended to 27781.46 while the low reached 27526.25.

Late day comments from the CDC that the southern states may have reached a peak and the death rate should start to go down next week helped to push the stocks up near the close.

Apple closed with a market capitalization above $2 trillion for the 1st time. It closed at $473.10 up $10.27 or 2.22%. Microsoft rose by 2.33%. Facebook rose by 2.45% cotton Netflix rose by 2.75%, and Alphabet rose by 2.05%.
In the European markets, the major indices all closed over 1% lower on the day with the UK FTSE leading the way with a decline of -1.61%.

S&P and NASDAQ index close at new record highs

Dow falls on the day

Both the S&P and NASDAQ index closed at record highs today. The gain in the S&P index from the March low has now risen over 54%. The Dow industrial average did not fare as well. It fell by -0.24% on the day. The NASDAQ index continued its surge and outperformed the other indices once again.

A look at the final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index rose 7.78 points or 0.23% at 3389.77. The close today surpassed the February 19 high close of 3386.15.  The index they also took out the high intraday level from February 19 that 3393.52. The new all-time intraday high price is 3395.06. The S&P index is now up 4.92% year-to-date
  • NASDAQ index also closed at a new record high. It moved up by 81.118 points or 0.73% to 11210.84. The intraday high price of 11230.61 is now the new all time high intraday level. The low price reached 11103.83. The NASDAQ index year-to-date is up 24.95 points
  • Dow industrial average fell -66.84 points or -0.24% to 27778.07. It’s high price reached 27891.12, while its low extended to 27668.79. The Dow industrial average is still down -2.66% on the year.
The flow funds in the US also did not benefit the small-cap Russell 2000. It fell by -1.02% on the day.
The European markets also did not do well today. Each of the major indices gave up gains and closed lower on the day led by the UK FTSE which fell by -0.83%.
US and European stock indices