During trading Friday, 108 stocks traded to a 52-week high, while 54 stocks bottomed out at new 52-week lows. The S&P 500 is down 0.27% so far today while the Dow is down 0.15%, the Nasdaq is down 0.51%, and the Russell 2000 is down 0.55%.
Stocks turned lower Friday afternoon. The Employment Situation report showed less job growth than expected in September, with just 194,000 jobs being added compared to estimates for 450,000 jobs added. The Senate approved legislation to increase the debt ceiling, which will temporarily stave off the possibility of default until around December 3.
Financial Services stocks dominated our list of highs today with 38 out of the 108 total stocks that reached their high coming from the Financial Services sector. The Financial Services sector is outperforming the market, increasing 0.21% so far on the day. Over the last month the Financial Services sector has outperformed the market, increasing 2.28% while the S&P decreased 2.99%.
Barings BDC (BBDC) is up 1.19% after being initiated at Oppenheimer as Outperform with a price target of $12.
Financial Services: AJG, AMP, AMRK, APO, ARCC, ATH, BBDC, BLX, CASH, CNOB, CUBI, EGBN, FBC, FFWM, FOCS, FRC, GSHD, HBMD, HLI, ICE, ISBC, JEF, LNC, LPLA, MTG, NFBK, NYCB, PACW, PFG, PJT, PRU, SF, STC, TBBK, UMBF, UMPQ, USB, WAL
Energy had the second largest presence on our 52-week highs, with 26 out of 108 highs coming from the Energy sector. The Energy sector is outperforming the market today, increasing 2.46% so far on the day. Over the last month the Energy sector has outperformed the market, increasing 14.45% while the S&P decreased 2.99%.
The following stocks traded to 52-week highs:
AJG, AM, AMN, AMP, AMRK, APA, APO, ARCC, ASGN, ASIX, ATH, BBDC, BCEI, BLDR, BLX, BNED, BRY, BSM, CACI, CAR, CASH, CCRN, CDAY, CDXS, CEIX, CLR, CNOB, COP, CSGS, CUBI, DELL, EGBN, ENLC, ENTA, EOG, EVH, EVTC, FANG, FBC, FFWM, FOCS, FRC, GSHD, HBMD, HLI, HSII, HTA, ICE, IGT
The following stocks traded to 52-week lows:
AGC, ALLO, AMGN, ATAI, ATHX, ATNX, AVAH, BAND, BARK, BCAB, BHG, CHGG, CIFR, COMP.EQ, DFH, EIGR, FMTX, FTCV, GKOS, GLUE, GRPH, HARP, HOOK, INVZ, KALA, KLDO, KLTR, KORE, LZ, MBIO, MIC, MILE, NAUT, NKTX, NRXP, OMER, OSH, OUST, PNT, PNW, POSH, PRLD, ROIV, RYTM, SKLZ, SPIR, SQSP, SWIM, TMC
The following ETFs traded to a 52-week high:
The following ETFs traded to a 52-week low: