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US close: Stocks mixed at the end of August's first session

By Josh White

Date: Tuesday 03 Aug 2021

US close: Stocks mixed at the end of August's first session

(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks closed in a mixed state on Monday, as market participants made it through the first trading day of August.
At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.28% at 34,838.16 and the S&P 500 lost 0.18% to 4,387.16, while the Nasdaq Composite managed gains of 0.06% to 14,681.07.

The Dow closed 97.31 points lower on Monday, adding to losses recorded in the final session of an otherwise strong month for major indices in July.

Concerns regarding the delta variant of Covid-19 were still lingering on Monday, even though investors placed their bets on reopening plays like Carnival and US airlines earlier in the session.

On the macro front, IHS Markit's manufacturing PMI reached a new series high of 63.4 in July, up from flash estimates for a print of 63.1, with both manufacturers and suppliers once again struggling to meet booming demand.

Elsewhere, the ISM's manufacturing PMI came in at 59.9 for July, short of estimates for a reading of 60.8 but still enough to register a 14th consecutive monthly gain.

Lastly, US construction spending rose 0.1% in June, according to the Commerce Department, with an increase in private projects being offset by a drop in public sector building throughout the month.

In the corporate space, Square jumped 10.16% by the close, after the firm agreed to buy Australian installment loan provider Afterpay as part of a $29.0bn all-stock deal.

Dow Jones - Risers

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) $378.19 0.88%
Unitedhealth Group Inc. (UNH) $415.68 0.81%
Nike Inc. (NKE) $168.75 0.74%
International Business Machines Corporation (CDI) (IBM) $141.42 0.33%
Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) $55.45 0.14%
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $172.27 0.04%
Travelers Company Inc. (TRV) $148.92 0.02%
Honeywell International Inc. (HON) $230.94 0.00%
Dowdupont Inc. (DWDP) $30.52 0.00%
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) $284.82 -0.03%

Dow Jones - Fallers

Visa Inc. (V) $239.78 -2.68%
Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) $61.22 -1.51%
McDonald's Corp. (MCD) $240.10 -1.08%
Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) $76.18 -0.90%
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) $205.16 -0.77%
American Express Co. (AXP) $169.27 -0.74%
Amgen Inc. (AMGN) $239.78 -0.72%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) $46.83 -0.68%
Boeing Co. (BA) $225.34 -0.50%
Salesforce.Com Inc. (CRM) $240.86 -0.44%

S&P 500 - Risers

Dxc Technology Company (DXC) $42.61 6.58%
Fortinet Inc. (FTNT) $284.62 4.55%
Ralph Lauren Corp (RL) $117.99 3.94%
Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) $34.30 3.63%
Under Armour, Inc. (UA) $18.10 3.31%
Under Armour Inc. Class A (UAA) $21.11 3.23%
Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS) $103.57 2.80%
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) $43.96 2.69%
Msci Inc. (MSCI) $610.92 2.51%
Centene Corp. (CNC) $70.31 2.48%

S&P 500 - Fallers

Global Payments Inc. (GPN) $171.79 -11.18%
Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) $139.12 -6.66%
Fiserv Inc. (FISV) $109.75 -4.66%
Mosaic Company (MOS) $29.92 -4.19%
Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) $36.62 -3.88%
Hess Corp. (HES) $73.78 -3.48%
General Electric Co. (GE) $100.60 -2.90%
Mastercard Incorporated (MA) $375.26 -2.77%
CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) $45.96 -2.73%
Hilton Inc (HLT) $127.87 -2.72%

Nasdaq 100 - Risers

Tesla Inc (TSLA) $709.67 3.27%
Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS) $103.57 2.80%
NetEase Inc. Ads (NTES) $105.06 2.77%
Baidu Inc. (BIDU) $166.61 1.59%
Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) $187.33 1.53%
Biogen Inc (BIIB) $331.70 1.52%
Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) $142.01 1.49%
Incyte Corp. (INCY) $78.47 1.45%
Henry Schein Inc. (HSIC) $81.23 1.35%
Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP) $144.99 1.31%

Nasdaq 100 - Fallers

Fiserv Inc. (FISV) $109.75 -4.66%
Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) $270.99 -1.65%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) $198.32 -1.62%
American Airlines Group (AAL) $20.06 -1.57%
Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) $121.01 -1.37%
Facebook Inc. (FB) $351.95 -1.22%
Cintas Corp. (CTAS) $389.37 -1.22%
PACCAR Inc. (PCAR) $82.09 -1.07%
Expedia Group Inc. (EXPE) $159.19 -1.04%
Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) $82.76 -1.03%

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