Nasdaq Turns Lower; Dow Tumbles Over 300 Points

Nasdaq Turns Lower; Dow Tumbles Over 300 Points

U.S. stocks traded lower midway through trading, with the Dow Jones falling more than 300 points on Thursday.

The Dow traded down 0.99% to 34,246.47 while the NASDAQ fell 0.31% to 11,432.19. The S&P 500 also fell, dropping, 0.44% to 4,062.26.

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Leading and Lagging Sectors


Health care shares rose by 0.1% on Thursday. Leading the sector was strength from Vaxxinity, Inc. VAXX and Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ONCY.


In trading on Thursday, financial shares fell by 1%.


Top Headline

 

US natural-gas supplies dropped 81 billion cubic feet last week, the EIA said.

 

Equities Trading UP

 

  • Sonim Technologies, Inc. SONM shares shot up 23% to $0.5060 after the company announced a $17 million additional tablet order.
  • Shares of Okta, Inc. OKTA got a boost, shooting 25% to $66.61 after the company reported better-than-expected Q3 results. The company also issued Q4 and FY23 EPS and sales guidance above analyst estimates.
  • Arco Platform Limited ARCE shares were also up, gaining 23% to $11.10 after the company announced receipt of a non-binding going private proposal.

 

Equities Trading DOWN

  • G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. GIII shares tumbled 43% to $12.44 after the company reported worse-than-expected Q3 earnings and issued weak FY23 adjusted EPS guidance.
  • Shares of Aziyo Biologics, Inc. AZYO were down 40% to $4.1492 after the company announced pricing of an $11.2 million public offering of common stock.
  • Lands' End, Inc. LE was down, falling 28% to $8.36 after the company reported worse-than-expected Q3 results and cut FY22 net revenue guidance.


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Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded up 1.8% to $81.96 while gold traded up 3.2% at $1,816.40.


Silver traded up 4.5% to $22.765 on Thursday while copper rose 1.4% to $3.7890.

 


Euro zone


European shares were mostly higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 gained 0.89%, London’s FTSE 100 slipped 0.19% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index rose 0.53%. The German DAX gained 0.65%, French CAC 40 rose 0.23% and Italy’s FTSE MIB Index gained 0.31%.


The unemployment rate in the Eurozone dropped to a new record low of 6.5% in October from 6.6% in the previous month, while unemployment rate in Italy fell to 7.8% in October.

The S&P Global Eurozone manufacturing PMI fell to 47.1 in November from a preliminary level of 47.3, while German manufacturing PMI was revised lower to 46.2. The S&P Global/CIPS UK manufacturing PMI rose higher to 46.5 in November versus a preliminary reading of 46.2. The S&P Global France’s manufacturing PMI climbed to 48.3 in November versus 47.2 a month ago. The Nationwide House Price Index in the UK climbed 4.4% year-over-year in November.

 

Asia Pacific Markets


Asian markets closed higher on Thursday, with the Japan’s Nikkei gaining 0.92% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index jumping 0.75%. China’s Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.45%.

The S&P Global Indian manufacturing PMI rose to a three-month high level of 55.7 in November versus 55.3 in the prior month. Japan’s consumer confidence index fell to 28.6 in November, while manufacturing PMI declined to 49 in November from 50.7 in October. The Caixin China General Manufacturing PMI unexpectedly rose to 49.4 in November.

 

Economics

 

  • US-based employers announced jobs cuts of 76,835 in November versus 33,835 in the prior month.
  • US initial jobless claims fell by 16,000 to 225,000 in the week ending November 26th.
  • Personal income in the US rose 0.7% from a month ago in October, while personal spending rose 0.8%.
  • The personal consumption expenditure price index rose by 6% year-over-year in October.
  • The S&P Global manufacturing PMI was revised higher to 47.7 in November versus a preliminary reading of 47.6.
  • The ISM manufacturing PMI fell to 49 in November from 50.2 in the previous month.
  • Construction spending in the US dropped 0.3% month-over-month in October.
  • US natural-gas supplies dropped 81 billion cubic feet last week, the EIA said.

 

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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 100,625,490 cases with around 1,105,540 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 44,673,380 cases and 530,620 deaths, while France reported over 37,846,790 COVID-19 cases with 158,950 deaths. In total, there were at least 648,132,530 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 6,640,710 deaths.

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