Within this article you can find a weekly summary of what happened within the United States stock market. In particular, you can find 4 types of information:
- Weekly performance and performance of the 5 winners and losers of the best stock indices in the world.
- Weekly performance of the S&P 500 sectors.
- FAANGs weekly performance, or 5 of the most important companies listed on the US stock market.
- Companies that have reached a New All-Time Highs and Lows.
The purpose of this analysis is purely informative.
Performance of the best indices and components
The Weekly performance and performance of the 5 winners and losers of the following indices:
- S&P 500:
- index of the 500 largest U.S. publicly traded companies.
- NASDAQ 100:
- index of the largest non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ.
- Dow Jones Industrial Average:
- index of 30 United States bluechip companies.
The S&P 500 index (which includes the 500 largest U.S. publicly traded companies) ended the week with a positive performance ( 0,94% ).
Apache Corp ( 26,04% ) and Abiomed Inc ( 13,33% ) the best stocks of the week. Under Armour ( -9,52% ) and Arconic Inc ( -8,38% ) the worst.
Information Technology sector ( 2,17% ) is the best of the week. Energy sector ( -1,07% ) is the worst.
The NASDAQ 100 index (that includes the largest non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ) closed the week with a positive performance ( 1,96% ).
The best of the Nasdaq 100 index are Mercadolibre Inc ( 10,15% ) and Biomarin Pharmaceuticals ( 8,45% ). The worst of the week are Walgreens Boots Alliance ( -8,23% ) and Liberty Global Ord A ( -6,69% ).
Finally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index (which includes the 30 United States bluechip companies) ended the week with a positive performance ( 0,66% ).
This week winners of the Dow Jones Ind. are Goldman Sachs Group ( 4,55% ) and Apple Inc ( 4,34% ). The losers of the week are Walgreens Boots Alliance ( -8,23% ) and Chevron Corp ( -3,78% ).
S&P 500 sectors performance
The Weekly performance of the S&P 500 sectors:
The weekly performance of the so-called FAANGs, or 5 of the most important companies listed on the US stock market:
- Facebook (F)
- Apple (A)
- Amazon (A)
- Netflix (N)
- Google (G)
NEW All-Time Highs and Lows
The screen shows some of the companies that reached a NEW historical HIGH (or LOW) and some key information about them (Industry, Market Capitalization and Annual Dividend Yield).
If a company is at an all-time high, it means that it has currently reached a value that it had never been able to achieve before, so it is a clear sign of the company’s strength.
On the other hand, a company that sets a record low means that it never reached such a low value, a clear sign of weakness.
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Sources & additional info
*Indices, components, FAANGs, sectors performance and all-time highs/lows by barchart.com
*FAANGs Logos by wikipedia.com
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