US Markets: Broader indexes in the United States were trading in mix, with the S&P 500 broader index exchanged 1.48 points or 0.05% in the upward direction and hovered at 3,241.39, Dow Jones Industrial Average Index leapt up by 45.82 points or 0.16% and traded at 28,667.21 and the technology benchmark index Nasdaq Composite stood at 9,017.54 and dipped by 4.85 points or 0.05% lower against previous day closing (at the time of writing, before the U.S market close at ET 10:30 AM).
US News: On 27th December 2019, a measure of worldwide value markets and Wall Street's three significant indexes opened at record breaking highs after the Christmas break in light holiday trade as a year-end rally progressed further on positive thinking over a U.S.- China trade understanding. Oil was reported to have been on three month highs, floated by a report indicating lower U.S. rough inventories, trusts the pending Sino-U.S. exchange accord will, before long, be signed and endeavours by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to check unrefined stock of crude oil. Amazon stock was up by 4.4 per cent after Mastercard reported the Shoppers spent more money on the online ecommerce website as opposed to the holiday period in 2018. After the news released that the electric-car maker will deliver its China-made Model 3 vehicles on Dec. 30, shares of Tesla Inc. registered another high price record level. Among the laggards on the broader indexes were the Netflix Inc. and Alphabet Inc. shares.
S&P 500 (SPX)
Top 3 Performers of the Day*: Advanced Micro Devices Inc, Freeport McMoRan Inc and GAP Inc were in bright spot and accelerated by 1.67 per cent, 1.40 per cent and 1.30 per cent respectively.
Worst 3 Performers of the Day*: United Parcel Service Inc, Eli Lily and Co, and Johnson and Johnson were the beaten down stocks and plunged by 1.11 per cent, 0.69 per cent and 0.69 per cent respectively.
S&P 500 (SPX)
Top Three Performers of the Day*: Amazon.com Inc, Macerich Company, and CenturyLink Inc are top gainers and rose by 1.44 per cent, 1.18 per cent and 1.01 per cent respectively.
Worst Three Performers of the Day*: TransDigm Group, Vornado Realty Trust, and American Airlines Group are the top laggards and declined by 5.66 per cent, 2.97 per cent and 2.63 per cent respectively.
NASDAQ Composite (IXIC)
Top Three Performers of the Day*: Amazon.com Inc, Amcor, and Ulta Beauty Inc are top gainers and surged by 1.27 per cent, 1.24 per cent and 1.13 per cent respectively.
Worst Three Performers of the Day*: TransDigm Group, Vornado Realty Trust, and American Airlines Group are the top laggards and reduced by 5.66 per cent, 3.18% per cent and 2.73 per cent respectively.
Top Three Performing Sectors of the Day*: Consumer Cyclicals (up 0.52%), Telecommunication Services (up 0.27%), and Technology (up 0.24%).
Worst Three Performing Sectors of the Day*: Utilities (down 0.01%), Energy (down 0.06%) and Basic Materials (down 0.08%).
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI)
Top 3 Performers of the Day*: Amazon.com Inc, Colgate-Palmolive Company, and CenturyLink Inc were in the bright spot and zoomed up by 1.06 per cent, 0.92 per cent and 0.84 per cent respectively.
Worst 3 Performers of the Day*: TransDigm Group, Vornado Realty Trust, and American Airlines Group were the beaten down stocks and contracted by 6.15 per cent, 3.11 per cent and 2.33 per cent respectively.
European Markets: Broader index - FTSE 100 (LSE) traded 12.66 points or 0.17% in the upward direction and stood at 7,644.90, the FTSE 250 index bagged 77.90 points or 0.35% up and traded at 22,058.99, and the FTSE All-Share Index closed at 8.31 points or 0.20% higher at 4,247.59; STOXX 600 closed at 419.54, up by 0.80 points or 0.19 per cent.
European News: For the big economic news for today (Friday’s trading session), the Real wages in the United Kingdom will be able to match pre 2008 financial crisis level wages by the year 2020, as envisaged by Resolution Foundation, a renowned think tank of the country. In other news, the same think tank is also reporting that unemployment rate in the country is at its lowest since 1975, with the possibilities that it will further strengthen post Brexit. In business news, the competition and markets authority has launched a probe into the purchase of online food delivery group Deliveroo by Amazon.com Inc of the United States. The move comes after the failed to assuage the commissions of the authority’s initial concerns.
London Stock Exchange
Finest Performers of the Day: ENQUEST PLC (ENQ), METRO BANK PLC (MTRO) and SPEEDY HIRE PLC (SDY) were on the bright spot and up by 8.66%, 5.83% and 5.35% respectively.
Worst Performers of the Day: TED BAKER PLC (TED), GEORGIA HEALTHCARE GROUP PLC (GHG) and TREATT PLC (TET) are the top laggards and down by 7.60%, 4.35% and 4.25% respectively.
FTSE 100 Index
FTSE-100: Shares price performance in last 5 days (as on December 27, 2019), before the market closed. (Source: Thomson Reuters (TR))
Performers of the Day: JUST EAT PLC (JE.), NEXT PLC (NXT), and UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC (UU.) were in the bright spot and leapt up by 2.37%, 1.88% and 1.79% respectively.
Laggards of the Day: NMC HEALTH PLC (NMC), BUNZL PLC (BNZL), and CARNIVAL PLC (CCL) were the beaten down stocks at the FTSE 100 index and decelerated by 2.10%, 1.67% and 1.19% respectively.
Volume Gainers of the Day: LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC (LLOY), VODAFONE GROUP PLC (VOD), and BP PLC (BP.).
Best Performing Sectors of the Day: Technology (up 0.62%), Basic Materials (up 0.39%) and Utilities (up 0.33%).
Worst Performing Sectors of the Day: Energy (down 0.54%), Healthcare (down 0.36%), and Telecommunications Services (down 0.09%).
Forex Rates*: GBP/USD and EUR/GBP were hovering at 1.3091 and 0.8538, respectively.
10-Year US and UK Bond Yields*: U.S 10-Year Treasuries yield was quoting at 1.872%, and the UK 10-Year Government Bond yield was trading at 0.762%, respectively.
*At the time of writing
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