Crude Oil Down Over 1%; Henry Schein Earnings Top Views

U.S. stocks were higher midway through trading, with the Dow Jones gaining more than 300 points on Monday.

The Dow traded up 0.88% to 35,374.41 while the NASDAQ rose 0.12% to 13,925.71. The S&P 500, also rose, gaining, 0.56% to 4,502.9.

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Leading and Lagging Sectors

  • Financials shares jumped by 1.2% on Monday.
  • In trading on Monday, information technology shares rose by just 0.1%.


Top Headline

Henry Schein Inc HSIC reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings.

Henry Schein posted quarterly sales of $3.10 billion, slightly missing the consensus of $3.11 billion, up 2.3% Y/Y, including 0.2% decrease in local currencies excluding acquisitions, 2.9% growth from acquisitions, and a 0.4% decrease related to foreign currency exchange. Adjusted EPS of $1.31, up 0.8%, beat the estimate of $1.25.


Equities Trading UP

  • Vistagen Therapeutics, Inc. VTGN shares shot up 624% to $12.17 after the company announced its Phase 3 PALISADE-2 trial evaluating the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of fasedienol met the primary and secondary endpoints.
  • Shares of Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. TRHC got a boost, shooting 32% to $10.30 after the company reported better-than-expected second-quarter financial results.
  • Sequans Communications S.A. SQNS shares were also up, gaining 31% to $2.80 after Renesas Electronics announced it will acquire the company. Sequans Communications also reported second-quarter results.


Equities Trading DOWN

  • Sage Therapeutics, Inc. SAGE shares dropped 49% to $18.45 after the company announced the FDA issued a Complete Response Letter for the New Drug Application for zuranolone in the treatment of adults with major depressive disorder.
  • Shares of Tivic Health Systems, Inc. TIVC were down 37% to $0.0454 after the company priced $1.4 million public offering of 33.17 million shares at $0.041 per share.
  • Yellow Corporation YELL was down, falling 37% to $2.25 after the company filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and is closing the business.

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In commodity news, oil traded down 1.4% to $81.64 while gold traded down 0.3% at $1,971.20.

Silver traded down 1.5% to $23.34 on Monday while copper fell 0.7% to $3.8395.


Euro zone

European shares were lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.04%, London’s FTSE 100 fell 0.22% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index fell 0.32% The German DAX declined 0.11% French CAC 40 slipped 0.02% and Italy’s FTSE MIB Index declined 0.24%.

The Halifax house price index in the UK declined by 2.4% year-over-year in July following a 2.6% fall in June. Industrial production in Germany fell by 1.5% month-over-month in June.


Asia Pacific Markets

Asian markets closed mixed on Monday, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 rising 0.19%, China’s Shanghai Composite Index falling 0.59% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index declining 0.01%. India’s S&P BSE Sensex, meanwhile, rose 0.3%.

China's foreign exchange reserves increased to $3.204 trillion at the end of July compared to $3.193 trillion in the previous month. Foreign exchange reserves in Singapore rose to SGD 452.5 billion in July from SGD 448.25 billion a month ago, while foreign exchange reserves in Hong Kong climbed to $421.6 billion in July.

The index of leading economic indicators in Japan fell to 108.9 in June versus a revised reading of 109.1 in the prior month, while index of coincident economic indicators increased to 115.2 in June versus a final 114.3. Reserve assets in Japan rose to $1.254 trillion in July versus $1.247 trillion in the prior month.



Data on consumer credit will be released at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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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 107,564,390 cases with around 1,170,780 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 44,995,980 cases and 531,910 deaths, while France reported over 40,138,560 COVID-19 cases with 167,640 deaths. In total, there were at least 692,636,680 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 6,905,360 deaths.

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