U.S. stocks traded lower midway through trading, with the Dow Jones falling around 75 points on Friday.
The Dow traded down 0.22% to 34,319.84 while the NASDAQ fell 0.71% to 11,401.44. The S&P 500 also fell, dropping, 0.47% to 4,057.57.
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Leading and Lagging Sectors
Energy shares rose by 0.1% on Friday. Leading the sector was strength from Borr Drilling Limited BORR and CONSOL Energy Inc. CEIX.
In trading on Friday, information technology shares fell by 1.4%.
The US economy unexpectedly added 263,000 jobs in November, following a revised 284,000 gain in October and also surpassing market estimates of 200,000.
The unemployment rate came in unchanged at 3.7% in November, while average hourly earnings increased by 0.6% to $32.82 in November.
Equities Trading UP
- Samsara Inc. IOT shares shot up 18% to $11.67 after the company reported better-than-expected Q3 results and issued FY23 guidance above estimates.
- Shares of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. RIGL got a boost, shooting 39% to $0.9475 after the company reported FDA approval of REZLIDHIA for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia with a susceptible IDH1 mutation.
- Anavex Life Sciences Corp. AVXL shares were also up, gaining 44% to $12.80 after the company announced the ANAVEX2-73 Phase 2B/3 study met primary and key secondary endpoints, showing a statistically significant reduction of clinical decline in study of patients with early Alzheimer's disease.
Equities Trading DOWN
- Theratechnologies Inc. THTX shares tumbled 37% to $1.33 after the company announced it decided to pause the enrollment of patients in its Phase 1 clinical trial of TH1902.
- Shares of Asana, Inc. ASAN were down 12% to $15.83 after the company issued Q4 and FY23 sales guidance below estimates.
- RedHill Biopharma Ltd. RDHL was down, falling 29% to $0.2596 after the company priced an $8 million underwritten public offering.
In commodity news, oil traded up 0.8% to $81.88 while gold traded down 1% at $1,797.50.
Silver traded up 0.3% to $22.90 on Friday while copper fell 0.6% to $3.7960.
European shares were mixed today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.13%, London’s FTSE 100 rose 0.02% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index fell 0.28%. The German DAX gained 0.46%, French CAC 40 fell 0.17% and Italy’s FTSE MIB Index fell 0.22%.
Producer prices in the Eurozone declined 2.9% from a month ago in October versus a 1.6% increase in the previous month. French government budget deficit widened to EUR 143.2 billion in January-October compared to EUR 171.6 billion in the year-ago period. Industrial production in France dropped by 2.6% from the earlier month in October.
The trade surplus in Germany narrowed to €5.3 billion in October from €12.5 billion in the year-ago period.
Asia Pacific Markets
Asian markets closed lower on Friday, with the Japan’s Nikkei dropping 1.59% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index falling 0.33%. China’s Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.29%.
Retail sales in Australia dropped by 0.2% from a month ago to AUD 35.02 billion in October versus a growth of 0.6% in September.
The US economy unexpectedly added 263,000 jobs in November, following a revised 284,000 gain in October and also surpassing market estimates of 200,000. The unemployment rate came in unchanged at 3.7% in November, while average hourly earnings increased by 0.6% to $32.82 in November.
The U.S. has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, reporting a total of 100,743,390 cases with around 1,106,370 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 44,673,980 cases and 530,620 deaths, while France reported over 37,916,050 COVID-19 cases with 159,020 deaths. In total, there were at least 648,749,110 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 6,642,930 deaths.
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