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Equity Roundup: Information Technology Leads Modest Rally

Bit of a reprieve for stocks from midweek selloff Thursday, Information Technology shares outperforming. SPX eminis currently trade +34.25 (0.87%) at 3971.25; DJIA +233.2 (0.69%) at 33833.13; Nasdaq +142.5 (1.3%) at 11101.15.
  • SPX leading/lagging sectors: Information Technology followed (+1.35%) outperformed, lead by semiconductor stocks over software services and hardware makers (MPWR +4.93%, NVDA +4.62%, NXPI +4.01%). Real Estate (+0.97%) and Health Care (+0.75%) sectors follow, the latter lead by DXCM +3.67%, SKY +2.02%.
  • Laggers: Communication Services and Energy sectors both -0.10, followed by Financials as banks continued to trade weaker (FRC -1.96%, BAC -1.47%, USB -1.06%).
  • Dow Industrials Leaders/Laggers: United Health (UNH) continued to trade strong +7.25 to wk rally at 550.16, Boeing (BA) +4.31 at 180.71, Microsoft (MSFT) +3.08 at 247.45.
  • Laggers: Goldman Sachs (GS) -2.07 at 357.85, Amgen (AMGN) -1.26 at 284.50, American Express (AXP) -0.73.

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