During trading Tuesday, 26 stocks traded to a 52-week high, while 26 stocks bottomed out at new 52-week lows. The S&P 500 is up 1.06% so far today while the Dow is up 0.3%, the Nasdaq is up 1.75%, and the Russell 2000 is up 1.72%.
Stocks remain higher Tuesday afternoon after paring gains as geopolitical uncertainty grew following a Russian missile that landed in Poland, killing two people.
Giving stocks their initial boost today was a better-than-expected Producer Price Index report. PPI rose 0.2% against estimates for a sharper 0.5% rise, while core prices remained unchanged against projections for a 0.4% rise. Encouragingly, unprocessed goods for intermediate demand plunged 11.7% month-over-month, while processed goods cooled by 0.2%.
Walmart Inc (WMT) is up 7.69% after a strong earnings report. The company topped estimates and raised its outlook as inventory issues improved. Additionally, Sam's Club, the company's Costco rival, saw comps surge 10%.
Lastly, Home Depot Inc (HD) is up 2.02% after topping estimates and reaffirming full-year 2023 earnings guidance. Despite inflation and a cooling housing market, Home Depot maintained strong home improvement demand.
Financial Services stocks dominated our list of highs today with 7 out of the 26 total stocks that reached their high coming from the Financial Services sector. The Financial Services sector is underperforming the market, increasing 0.46% so far on the day. Over the last month, the Financial Services sector has outperformed the market, increasing 11.89% while the S&P increased 7.83%.
The Healthcare sector makes up the majority of our 52-week lows, as 15 out of our 26 lows comes from the Healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is underperforming the market today, increasing 0.08% so far on the day. Over the last month, the Healthcare sector has underperformed the market, increasing 6.72% while the S&P increased 7.83%.
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High & Low Streaks
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