General Motors Issues More Recalls, Reach 27 Million Autos Recalled In 2014
With minutes remaining in the trading day for Monday, the Dow traded down 0.13 percent to 16,830.49 while the NASDAQ surged 0.31 percent to 4,411.75. The S&P gained 0.03 percent to 1,961.60.
Leading and Lagging Sectors
In trading on Monday, technology shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 0.30 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Uni-Pixel (NASDAQ: UNXL), up 11.4 percent, and ClickSoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW), up 9.2 percent.
General Motors (NYSE: GM) was halted at 2:26 PM Eastern Time and announced 6 new recalls totaling 7.6M autos. The data range for the recall is for vehicles from 1997 to 2014 and the company is expecting a $1.2B charge which includes the previously estimated $700M charge. Shares sold off ~1.7 percent as trading resumed after the trading halt.
Equities Trading UP
Shares of ServiceSource International (NASDAQ: SREV) got a boost, shooting up 3.37 percent to $5.82 after Altai Capital reported a 9.9% stake in ServiceSource.
GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: GWPH) shares were also up, gaining 12.22 percent to $107.89 as Piper Jaffray raised the price target on the stock from $97 to $147.
Equities Trading DOWN
Shares of MBIA (NYSE: MBI) were 3.48 percent to $11.09 as BTIG Research downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral.
Rayonier (NYSE: RYN) was down, falling 26.83 percent to $35.52. Rayonier completed the spin-off of Rayonier Advanced Materials (NYSE:RYAM). Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded Rayonier from Outperform to Sector Perform.
In commodity news, oil traded down 0.32 percent to $105.40, while gold traded up 0.62 percent to $1,328.20
Silver traded up 0.08 percent Monday to $21.15, while copper rose 1.17 percent to $3.20.
European shares were mostly lower today.
The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.01 percent, the Spanish IBEX Index dropped 0.33 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index slipped 0.17 percent.
Meanwhile, the German DAX climbed 0.37 percent and the French CAC 40 tumbled 0.32 percent while UK shares declined 0.01 percent.
The Chicago PMI dropped to 62.6 in June, versus 65.5 in May. However, economists were expecting a reading of 64.3.
The pending home sales index rose 6.1% to reach 103.9 in May, up from 97.9 in April.
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