During trading Thursday, 16 stocks traded to a 52-week high, while 117 stocks bottomed out at new 52-week lows. The S&P 500 is down 1.11% so far today while the Dow is down 0.55%, the Nasdaq is down 1.38%, and the Russell 2000 is down 0.93%.
Stocks fell Thursday with cryptocurrencies dropping as well following the completion of the Ethereum merge. Retail sales rose 0.3% last month surpassing estimates for it to stay flat. July's retail sales were revised down from no change to a 0.4% decline. Meanwhile, initial unemployment claims fell from 233,000 to 213,000 new claims.
Financial Services stocks dominated our list of highs today with 6 out of the 16 total stocks that reached their high coming from the Financial Services sector. The Financial Services sector is outperforming the market, increasing 0.48% so far on the day. Over the last month, the Financial Services sector has outperformed the market, increasing 6.81% while the S&P decreased 9.35%.
Finance stocks had the most highs Thursday as the sector rose on the day while most of the market fell and has outperformed over the last month.
Healthcare had the second-largest presence on our 52-week highs, with 3 out of 16 highs coming from the Healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is outperforming the market today, increasing 0.67% so far on the day. Over the last month, the Healthcare sector has outperformed the market, decreasing 4.54% while the S&P decreased 9.35%.
Healthcare stocks have the second most highs today as the sector is higher on the day and is down "only" 4.5% over the past month of trading.
The following stocks traded to 52-week highs:
The following stocks traded to 52-week lows:
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