U.S. Market Analysis: DOW, NASDAQ and S&P 500
The Nasdaq composite has moved relatively lower since the market opening. The Nasdaq composite opened today at $5,666.02 and has fallen to $5,654.49 loosing -$11(-0.2%) in thye process. The daily low was $5,644 before miday but it rose since then to its miday value
The strongest performing industries based on the weighted alpha market data were Mining, energy and semiconductor electronics. These industries had a weighted alpha above +71.33 up to +173.37 on friday.
The non performing industries were in retail, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. These industries had a weighted alpha between -12.78 and -51.00
The three biggest gainers on the Nasdaq were:
Pulmatrix Inc (NASDAQ:PULM) at $3.07 up +$0.85(+38.29%)
Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR) at $9.45 up +$0.85(+9.88%)
Oncobiologics (NASDAQ:ONS) at $3.35 up +$0.29(9.48%)
The S&P 500
The S&P 500 (INDEX:.INX) is at $2,294.03 after falling by -$2.66(-0.12%) since the opening of the day. It is still however higher than the weekly opening of $2280.56 on monday. The daily low was before the midday at $2292.13 and has risen since.
The strongest performing sectors on friday was Healthcare, Technology and Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods. The Healthcare sector had the greatest growth of +0.76%, the Technology sector grew by +0.34% and the Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods rose by +0.07%.
The worst non performing sectors were Cyclical Consumer Goods and Financials.
Three of the biggest gainers on the S&P 500 were:
Banco Bradesco S.A. (NYSE:BBDO) at $10.31 up by +$0.01(+0.09%)
Celestia Inc. (NYSE:CLS) at $14.27 up by +$1.50(11.75%)
Valvoline Inc (NYSE:VVV) at $23.71 up by +$1.22(5.42%)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
Recently the Dow Jones (INDEXDJIX:.DJI) Industrial rose above $20,000 which has been a cause for much fascination in the markets. Currently it is at $20,082.17 on friday after falling -$18.74(-0.09%) by midday
The biggest gainers in the Dow are
Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) at $98.64 up by +$1.24(+1.27%)
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) at $108.91 up by +$0.82(+0.76%)
3M (NYSE:MMM) at $177.61 up by +$0.79(+0.48%) [stock symbol=”MMM”