U.S. stocks traded lower this morning, with the Dow Jones dropping more than 200 points on Monday.
Following the market opening Monday, the Dow traded down 0.67% to 32,640.99 while the NASDAQ fell 1.22% to 10,966.78. The S&P 500 also fell, dropping, 0.80% to 3,869.77.
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Leading and Lagging Sectors
Energy shares climbed 0.7% on Monday. Leading the sector was strength from Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) and Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ALPCRKP).
In trading on Monday, communication services shares fell by 1.6%.
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter, while sales exceeded views.
Global Payments reported third-quarter FY22 adjusted net revenue growth of 3% year-on-year (6% Y/Y in constant currency) to $2.06 billion, beating the consensus of $2.04 billion. Adjusted EPS of $2.48 missed the consensus of $2.49.
Equities Trading UP
- Perfect Corp (NYSE:PERF) shares shot up 77% to $19.48.
- Shares of Terran Orbital Cor (NYSE:LLAP) got a boost, shooting 26% to $3.22 after the company received a $100 million investment from Lockheed Martin.
- Getty Images Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GETY) shares were also up, gaining 20% to $6.08.
Equities Trading DOWN
- Quanergy Systems, Inc. (NYSE:QNGY) shares tumbled 70% to $1.00 after the company priced its $16.7 million offering.
- Shares of Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:YMAB) were down 52% to $4.30 after the FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted Y-mAbs did not provide sufficient evidence to conclude its treatment improves overall survival.
- TuSimple Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:TSP) was down, falling 45% to $3.4650 following a media report stating the company is being investigated over ties to a Chinese startup. TuSimple board terminated CEO, President, and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Xiaodi Hou from his position.
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In commodity news, oil traded down 0.3% to $87.63 while gold traded down 0.2% at $1,641.20.
Silver traded down 0.4% to $19.065 on Monday while copper fell 1.3% to $3.3840.
European shares were mostly higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 gained 0.1%, London’s FTSE 100 rose 0.6% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index fell 0.1%. The German DAX rose 0.1%, French CAC 40 fell 0.2% and Italy’s FTSE MIB Index rose 0.3%.
Italian gross domestic product grew by 0.5% quarter-on-quarter during the three months to September, while retail trade in Spain rose by 0.1% in September. Retail sales in Germany rose 0.9% from a month ago in September.
- The Chicago PMI fell to 45.2 for October from 45.7 in September.
- The Dallas Fed manufacturing index for October will be released at 10:30 a.m. ET.
- The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
- Data on farm prices for September will be released at 3:00 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 99,345,920 cases with around 1,095,200 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 44,653,590 cases and 529,020 deaths, while France reported over 36,809,610 COVID-19 cases with 156,830 deaths. In total, there were at least 635,532,320 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 6,594,030 deaths.