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Mid-Day Market Update: Biden Holds Talks With Xi; Pepsi Reports Upbeat Q4


Midway through trading Thursday, the Dow traded lower by 0.13% to 31,397.81, while the NASDAQ rose 0.32% to 14,016.72 and the S&P gained 0.05% to 3,911.85.

Initial jobless claims fell by 19,000 to 793,000 in the latest week, continuing their decline for the past several weeks. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden held talks with Chinese premier Xi Jinping for the first time since taking office.

Leading and Lagging Sectors
Technology shares climbed 1.0% on Thursday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included RCM Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: RCMT), up 97%, and MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), up 26%.

In trading on Thursday, energy shares fell 3.0%.

Top Headline

PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter.

PepsiCo reported Q4 earnings of $1.47 per share on revenues of $22.46 billion, with both figures topping estimates.

Equities Trading UP

Zillow Group Inc (NASDAQ: ZG) shares rose 15.39% to $198.13 after the company reported a Q4 earnings beat.

Shares of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) climbed 8.87% to $12.15 after the company reported its Q4 bookings significantly higher than the consensus estimates.

Equities Trading DOWN

Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ANCN) fell 36.56% to $5.05, after having gained more than 180% on Wednesday.
Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) declined 39.62% to $38.58, on Reddit-inspired retail trading.
Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE: ACB) fell 19.19% to $15.29 with the Reddit-fueled rally losing steam.


In commodity news, oil traded down 0.55% to $58.36, while gold traded down 0.98% to $1,824.70.

Silver traded down 0.44% Thursday to $26.96, while copper fell 0.19% to $3.77.

Euro zone

European shares were mostly higher today. The eurozone's STOXX 600 rose 0.46%, Italy's FTSE MIB Index gained 0.18%, the German DAX gained 0.77%, and UK shares rose 0.07%, Meanwhile, the French CAC 40 slid 0.02% and the Spanish Ibex Index fell 0.34%.


The US Budget Plan for fiscal 2022 will be announced at 2:00 p.m. ET.


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