Gold Down Over 1%; AC Immune Shares Spike Higher

U.S. stocks traded mixed toward the end of trading, with the Dow Jones index falling more than 50 points on Monday.

The Dow traded down 0.15% to 39,453.60 while the NASDAQ rose 0.21% to 16,375.08. The S&P 500 also fell, dropping, 0.06% to 5,219.74.

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Leading and Lagging Sectors

Information technology shares rose by 0.7% on Monday.

In trading on Monday, communication services shares fell by 1%.

Top Headline

GameStop Corporation GME stock surged on Monday amid possible retail investor interest following a social media post by Roaring Kitty.

Shares of struggling video game retailer GameStop surged around 60% in May from $10.91 on May 1 to $17.46 today but remain far from the peak of around $81.2 in 2021. "Roaring Kitty," a.k.a Keith Gill, a social media persona whose online posts reportedly sparked a trading frenzy in the so-called ‘meme stock' in early 2021, returned on (formerly Twitter) after three years.

Equities Trading UP

  • GameStop Corp. GME shares shot up 70% to $29.72 amid possible retail investor interest following a social media post by Roaring Kitty.
  • Shares of CareCloud, Inc. CCLD got a boost, surging 83% to $2.30 after the company announced it retained an investment bank to examine and evaluate the terms of its Series A Preferred Stock and to make recommendations to the board that may be beneficial to the company and its shareholders.
  • AC Immune SA ACIU shares were also up, gaining 36% to $3.14 after the company reported first-quarter financial results. Also, the company announced it signed an exclusive option and license agreement with Takeda for active immunotherapy targeting amyloid beta for Alzheimer’s disease.

Equities Trading DOWN

  • Akoustis Technologies, Inc. AKTS shares dropped 21% to $0.45 following weak quarterly results.
  • Shares of Seritage Growth Properties SRG were down 32% to $6.30 after the company reported first-quarter financial results. The company said it is negotiating an agreement for the sale of four assets for gross proceeds of $79.1 million.
  • Amprius Technologies, Inc. AMPX was down, falling 28% to $1.42 after the company announced a temporary offer allowing public and private warrants to be exercised at a reduced price.

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In commodity news, oil traded up 0.5% to $78.64 while gold traded down 1.4% at $2,342.50.

Silver traded down 0.1% to $28.495 on Monday, while copper rose 2.1% to $4.7625.

Euro zone

European shares were mixed today. The eurozone's STOXX 600 rose 0.02%, Germany's DAX fell 0.16% and France's CAC 40 slipped 0.12%. Spain's IBEX 35 Index rose 0.42%, while London's FTSE 100 fell 0.22%.

The BNP Paribas Real Estate Construction PMI in Ireland rose to 53.2 in April compared to previous month's reading of 51.6.

Asia Pacific Markets

Asian markets closed mixed on Monday, with Japan's Nikkei falling 0.13%, China's Composite Index falling 0.21%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gaining 0.80% and India's S&P BSE Sensex gaining 0.15%.

China’s producer prices fell by 2.5% year-over-year in April compared to a 2.8% decline in March, while annual inflation rate increased to 0.3% in April. China’s vehicle sales climbed by 9.3% year-over-year to 2.36 million in April.


No major economic reports are scheduled for release today.

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