U.S. stocks traded higher midway through trading, with the Dow Jones gaining around 250 points on Monday.
The Dow traded up 0.80% to 32,408.75 while the NASDAQ rose 0.75% to 12,203.21. The S&P 500 also rose, gaining, 0.89% to 4,103.64.
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Leading and Lagging Sectors
- Energy shares jumped by 2.1% on Monday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included ProFrac Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:PFHC), up 5% and Kinetik Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:KNTK) up 5%.
- In trading on Monday, communication services shares fell by 0.1%.
U.S. consumer inflation expectations for the year ahead dropped to 5.7% in August from 6.2% in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since October 2021.
Equities Trading UP
- Ventyx Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTYX) shares shot up 57% to $36.25 after Oppenheimer maintained an Outperform rating on the stock and raised its price target from $40 to $65.
- Shares of InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:INM) got a boost, shooting 67% to $18.35 after the company on Friday announced a $6 million private placement priced at $8.68 per share.
- NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NRBO) shares were also up, gaining 89% to $0.5220 after the company announced a 1-for-30 reverse stock split.
Equities Trading DOWN
- Apexigen, Inc. (NASDAQ:APGN) shares tumbled 15% to $6.49 after the company announced the presentation of new data from a Phase 2 trial evaluating sotigalimab in combination with neoadjuvant chemoradiation for resectable esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancers.
- Shares of Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ:TUEM) were down 24% to $0.2126 after the company secured commitment for strategic investment from a group led by Retail Ecommerce Ventures LLC, the owner of Pier 1 Imports and top consumer brands.
- Akari Therapeutics, Plc (NASDAQ:AKTX) was down, falling 25% to $0.7799 after the company announced a $12.75 million registered direct offering.
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In commodity news, oil traded up 1.4% to $87.97, while gold traded up 0.7% at $1,740.00.
Silver traded up 5.1% to $19.725 on Monday while copper rose 0.4% to $3.5810.
European shares were higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 gained 1.61%, London’s FTSE 100 rose 1.53%, while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index rose 1.92%. The German DAX gained 2.16%, French CAC 40 rose 1.81% and Italy’s FTSE MIB Index gained 2.09%.
Industrial production in the UK dropped by 0.3% from a month ago in July versus a 0.9% drop in the previous month. The country’s trade deficit also shrank to GBP 7.8 billion in July from GBP 11.4 billion a month ago. The British economy grew by 0.2% in July from the previous month, compared to a 0.6% decline in the prior month.
Industrial production in Italy rose 0.4% from a month ago in July following a revised 2% decline in the prior month.
- U.S. consumer inflation expectations for the year ahead dropped to 5.7% in August from 6.2% in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since October 2021.
- The Treasury will also auction 3-month bills and 10-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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The U.S. has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, reporting a total of 97,095,090 cases with around 1,075,660 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 44,500,580 cases and 528,160 deaths, while France reported over 34,718,130 COVID-19 cases with 154,460 deaths. In total, there were at least 613,950,810 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 6,516,850 deaths.