Pfizer (PFE) Preparing for Possible COVID-19 Vaccine by November; 133 Stocks Hit Their Highs on Friday

Friday, October 16, 2020 2:19 PM | Neal Farmer

During trading Friday, 133 stocks traded to a 52-week high, while 7 stocks bottomed out at new 52-week lows. The S&P 500 is up 0.64% on the day so far. Stocks are rising Friday after three straight days of losses. Retail sales rose 1.9% in September which beat analysts estimates of only around 0.8%. Pfizer (PFE) said it could seek an emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine as early as November.

The following stocks traded to 52-week highs: A, AAXN, ADM, AGCO, ALGN, AMCR, AME, ANSS, AVLR, BBBY, BBY, BHVN, BKI, BLK, BLL, BMI, BPMC, BR, BSIG, CAT, CBAY, CCK, CMBM, CMI, COST, COWN, CPRT, CROX, CRSP, CTVA, CVET, CWST, DAR, DE, DECK, DG, DHI, DHR, DKS, DLTH, DNKN, ECHO, EMN, ENPH, ETN, EV, EXPI, FATE, FBHS, FDX, FELE, FIVN, FLEX, FND, FOLD, FRPT, GGG, GNRC, GRUB, GTLS, HASI, HBI, HUM, HUN, HVT, IAA, IEX, IMMU, IRBT, ITW, KBH, KKR, KRA, KURA, LB, LECO, LEN, LGIH, LOB, LOW, MCD, MDB, MDC, MHO, MOH, MPWR, MRTX, MSA, NDSN, NEO, NOW, NTLA, NVRO, PACB, PAYC, PCAR, PCTY, PG, PH, PKG, PNR, POOL, PPG, PWR, QRTEA, RCKT, ROK, ROL, RTRX, SAFE, SEDG, SGRY, SNAP, SSTK, SXT, TGT, TMO, TPH, TROW, TRUP, TTEC, TWST, TXRH, TYL, UNP, UPLD, VCYT, VEEV, WDR, WEN, WHR, WOR, ZM, CSWI, EVA, FARO, MYRG, NNI, PRSC, SGC, STOK, VRTS

The following Stocks traded to 52-week lows: CLI, CVIAQ, CXW, MNKKQ, NEBLQ, PRQR, TLRDQ, PBT

Consumer Cyclical: AMCR, BBBY, BBY, BLL, CCK, CROX, DECK, DHI, DKS, DLTH, DNKN, FBHS, FND, HBI, HVT, KBH, LB, LEN, LGIH, LOW, MCD, MDC, MHO, Consumer Cyclical stocks dominated our list of highs today with 21 out of the 133 total stocks that reached their high coming from the Consumer Cyclical sector. The Consumer Cyclical sector is up 0.2% so far Friday while the S&P 500 is up 0.64%. Cyclical stocks are leading all sectors today for 52-week highs as the market rebounds and investors are more bullish on volatile stocks. The sector has the most highs despite only being up 0.2% compared to 0.64% for the S&P 500.

Industrials: AAXN, AGCO, AME, BMI, CAT, CMI, CPRT, CWST, DE, ECHO, ETN, FDX, FELE, GGG, GNRC, GTLS, IAA, IEX, ITW, LECO, MSA, NDSN, PCAR, PH, The Industrials sector had the second largest presence on our 52-week highs, with 20 out of 133 highs coming from the Industrials sector. The Industrials sector is up 1.13% so far Friday while the S&P 500 0.64% Industrial stocks have one less high today than Consumer cyclical after leading our lists multiple times over the past couple weeks. The sector has been trading extremely well as people get back outside and demand for energy is increasing even if not where it was before COVID..

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