Crude Oil Prices Fall Sharply; Greenwich LifeSciences Shares Spike Higher

Crude Oil Prices Fall Sharply; Greenwich LifeSciences Shares Spike Higher

U.S. stocks traded mixed toward the end of trading after recording losses in the previous session.

The Dow traded up 0.08% to 31,200.28 while the NASDAQ fell 0.27% to 11,341.63. The S&P also fell, dropping, 0.24% to 3,845.16.

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Leading and Lagging Sectors


Materials shares rose by 0.6% on Tuesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Gatos Silver, Inc. GATO, up 10% and Zymergen Inc. ZY up 7%.


In trading on Tuesday, energy shares dipped by 1.7%.


Top Headline


PepsiCo Inc PEP posted better-than-expected results for its second quarter on Tuesday.


PepsiCo reported second-quarter FY22 sales growth of 5.2% year-on-year to $20.23 billion, beating the consensus of $19.51 billion. Adjusted EPS of $1.86 beat the analyst consensus of $1.74.


PepsiCo raised the FY22 organic revenue growth outlook to 10% (prior view 8%).


Equities Trading UP


Canoo Inc. GOEV shares shot up 66% to $3.9299 after Walmart signed a definitive agreement with the company to purchase 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles, beginning with the Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle, with the option to purchase up to 10,000 units.


Shares of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. RYTM got a boost, shooting 26% to $5.90 after the company announced positive interim results from a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating setmelanotide for the treatment of severe obesity and hyperphagia in people living with hypothalamic obesity.


Greenwich LifeSciences, Inc. GLSI shares were also up, gaining 34% to $11.59. The FDA has removed the clinical hold on Greenwich LifeSciences’ Flamingo-01 Phase 3 trial of GP2, immunotherapy to prevent breast cancer recurrences.


Equities Trading DOWN

VOXX International Corporation VOXX shares tumbled 25% to $6.84 after the company posted a loss for the first quarter.


Shares of E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. ETWO were down 14% to $6.49 after the company reported financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended May 31, 2022.


New Gold Inc. NGD was down, falling 26% to $0.7148 after the company cut its 2022 gold and copper production expectations.


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Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded down 7.6% to $96.23, while gold traded down 0.4% to $1,724.30


Silver traded down 1.1% to $18.92 on Tuesday while copper fell 4.1% to $3.2890.



Euro zone


European shares closed mostly higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 gained 0.49%, London’s FTSE 100 rose 0.18% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index fell 0.62%. The German DAX gained 0.57%, French CAC 40 rose 0.80% and Italy’s FTSE MIB Index fell 0.38%.

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Eurozone fell to -53.8 in July from -28 in the prior month, while ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany declined to -53.8 from -28 in June. Retail sales in the UK dropped 1.3% on a like-for-like basis in June from a year earlier.


Economics


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell to 89.5 in June, recording the lowest level since January 2013, and versus May’s reading of 93.1.


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COVID-19 Update

The U.S. has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, reporting a total of 90,491,960 cases with around 1,046,230 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 43,652,940 cases and 525,470 deaths, while Brazil reported over 32,940,500 COVID-19 cases with 673,810 deaths. In total, there were at least 561,885,700 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 6,374,990 deaths.

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