In the early morning of the 17th, Beijing time, U. S. stocks closed mixed on Thursday. The Nasdaq closed slightly higher. The Dow and the S & P 500 closed lower, extending the weak performance since September. Initial jobless claims rose to 332000 last week, with better-than-expected retail sales figures in August.
The Dow fell 63.07 points, or 0.18%, to 34751.32; the Nasdaq rose 20.39 points, or 0.13%, to 15181.92; and the S & P 500 fell 6.95 points, or 0.16%, to 4473.75.
In economic data on Thursday, the Labor Department reported that first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose to 332000 last week, compared with an estimated 321500. Another data showed that US retail sales rose 0.7 per cent in August from a month earlier, compared with a decline of 1.1 per cent and an expected decline of 0.8 per cent.
Victoria Fernandez, chief market strategist at Crossmark Global Investment, said: "people are beginning to see that some of the recently released economic data have been affected by the accelerated spread of Delta mutants, and there will be more data affected by it. In the coming weeks, I expect that the US stock market may have a consolidation of "two steps and one step back". "
Mining companies Freeport McMoran and Newmont were among the laggards in the s & p 500, down 6% and 4%, respectively.
The energy sector, which rose sharply the day before, generally fell. SPDR ETF in the energy selection industry fell by about 1 per cent.
Tesla, Inc., the champion of US stock turnover on Thursday.It closed 0.15% higher, with a transaction of $10.23 billion. Since September, ETF, owned by wooden Sister Casey Wood, has sold more than 350000 Tesla, Inc. shares, cashing out $266 million. On Wednesday, its ARKK and ARKW ETF sold more than 81600 shares of Tesla, Inc., cashing out $62 million. At the beginning of this month, Wood's basic forecast for Tesla, Inc. was to reach 3000 US dollars per share.
Moderna Inc, fifth in turnover, closed 1.4% higher at $28.63, the highest closing price since February, with a turnover of $4.44 billion. The company released more data on breakthrough COVID-19 infection cases, which support the widespread promotion of COVID-19 vaccine booster injections. Moderna Inc's president, Stephen Hoge, said on Wednesday night that the Delta mutant strain, which spreads rapidly and is highly contagious, has exposed weaknesses in vaccine protection and changed the prospects for ending the epidemic. The company also said that Health Canada had approved the use of its COVID-19 vaccine.
No. 8 Chinese general stock BabaIt closed down 1% to $3.79 billion.
The 12th place Palantir closed 5.7% higher, with a transaction of $3.09 billion. Jefferies, a brokerage, raised its target price for the Palantir to $31 from $30. The data show a rise in retail investor interest in Palantir stocks on social media. Palantir is one of the top two trend stocks on Stocktwits and one of the five most mentioned stocks on the WSB forum.
IronNet, the 15th network security service provider, closed up 28.9% with a transaction of $2.47 billion. The company reported revenue of $6.1 million and earnings per share of-$0.17 in 2021; revenue for fiscal 2021 is expected to be $43 million to $45 million, higher than market expectations.
Offerpad Solutions, the 17th real estate trading platform, closed up 58.7% with a turnover of $1.93 billion. Its indirect subsidiary had previously signed loan and guarantee agreements, initially providing $300 million in credit financing over a 24-month period.
The following are the 20 most actively traded stocks of the day (by turnover):
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