Tuesday, February 20, 2024

US stock indices rose at the end of today’s session; The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.53%.


© Reuters US stock indexes edged higher at the end of today’s session; The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.53%.

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after Thursday’s close, , and .

At the end of trading in New York, it registered an increase of 0.53%, and it reached its highest record level in less than 3 months, while it rose by about 0.41% to strengthen its position at 0.46%.

The top performers of the session were 3M Group (NYSE: ), which rose 1.47% or 1.38 points to trade at 95.37 at the close. On the other hand, Microsoft Group (NASDAQ: ) was up 1.28% or 4.78 points to end at 377.85 while Home Depot Company (NYSE: ) was up 1.27% or 3.87 points to 309.21. of the session.

On weak performance at the close of today’s trade, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: ) stock declined 1.38% or 0.29 points to settle at 20.69 at the close. Caterpillar (NYSE: ) declined 1.38% or 3.43 points to 245.98 and Walmart Stores (NYSE: ) declined 0.76% or 1.18 points to 154.68.

On the other hand, the best performer on the S&P 500 index was recorded by shares of eBay (NASDAQ: ), which rose 3.09% to trade at 41.64. and closed at 122.51 levels, and HP Inc (NYSE: ) stock rose about 2.80% to trade at 28.65.

Among the weakest performers today were Autodesk (NASDAQ: ), which fell 6.90% to close at 202.66, followed by Deere & Co . (NYSE: ), which lost 3.11% to 370.74 and Tesla (NASDAQ:: ), which lost 2.90% to close at 234.21 in the stock market today.

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On the other hand, the top performers on the Nasdaq index were Ampel Neuropharma (NASDAQ: ), which rose 143.44% to trade at 0.78, while AgileThought Inc (NASDAQ: ) rose 137.35% to close at 0.20. levels, as well as the stock Presidio Asset Trust (NASDAQ: ) rose about 53.43% to close its trade at the price of 0.94.

Among the weakest performing stocks today, we mention the company’s stock Alpha Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ), which plunged 32.65% to close the session at 13.80, shares. Entrada Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ), which lost 31.85% on 11.36 shares Hangli Group Inc (NASDAQ: ), plunged 30.19% in today’s session to close at 3.70.

Declining stocks outnumbered closing stocks, with 0 and 0 in higher trading on the New York Stock Exchange. For the Nasdaq stock market, 0 stocks declined and 0 strengthened their positions.

Shares of Microsoft Group (NASDAQ: ) soared to an all-time high and subsequently rose 1.28% or 4.78 points to trade at 377.85.

It measures the implied standard deviation of options on the S&P 500 index, which fell 0.39% to close at 12.80, hitting its highest record level in 3 years.

Gold futures for December delivery rose 0.03%, or 0.50, to settle at $1,993.30 an ounce. In other commodities trading, WTI crude oil futures for delivery in January fell 0.92% or 0.71 to settle at $76.39 a barrel, while the January contract for Brent oil contracts was down 0.85% or 0.70. points, and closed at $81.26 a barrel.

The EUR/USD pair maintained stability at 0.18% and traded at 1.09 levels, while the USD/JPY pair continued to gain 0.01% to reach 149.54 levels.

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Dollar index contracts traded down 0.16% at 103.65.

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