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Late Equity Roundup: Paring Late Gains, Pharma Outperforming

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Late session support for stocks evaporating a little, SPX and Dow components firmer but off highs, vs. mildly weaker Nasdaq shares. SPX eminis currently trading +2.75 (0.07%) at 4003.5; DJIA +84.07 (0.25%) at 33836.97; Nasdaq -18.7 (-0.2%) at 11305.68.

  • SPX leading/lagging sectors: Healthcare (+1.14%) sector took the lead in the second half lead by pharmaceuticals and biotechs (Moderna +6.05%, Biogen +5.11%, Pfizer +4.55%). Materials (+0.76%) sector follows, mining shares outperforming. Laggers: Real Estate (-1.72%), Consumer Discretionary (-0.85%) w/ autos underperforming, Financials (-0.68%) weighed by banks and diversified financials.
  • Dow Industrials Leaders/Laggers: Pharmaceuticals outperforming w/ JNJ +3.85 at 173.10, Amgen (AMGN) +3.43 at 288.45, Merck (MRK) +3.42 at 101.38. Laggers: Microsoft (MSFT) -3.52 at 243.59, Home Depot (HD) -4.77 at 310.17, Walmart -1.92 at 140.66.
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Late session support for stocks evaporating a little, SPX and Dow components firmer but off highs, vs. mildly weaker Nasdaq shares. SPX eminis currently trading +2.75 (0.07%) at 4003.5; DJIA +84.07 (0.25%) at 33836.97; Nasdaq -18.7 (-0.2%) at 11305.68.

  • SPX leading/lagging sectors: Healthcare (+1.14%) sector took the lead in the second half lead by pharmaceuticals and biotechs (Moderna +6.05%, Biogen +5.11%, Pfizer +4.55%). Materials (+0.76%) sector follows, mining shares outperforming. Laggers: Real Estate (-1.72%), Consumer Discretionary (-0.85%) w/ autos underperforming, Financials (-0.68%) weighed by banks and diversified financials.
  • Dow Industrials Leaders/Laggers: Pharmaceuticals outperforming w/ JNJ +3.85 at 173.10, Amgen (AMGN) +3.43 at 288.45, Merck (MRK) +3.42 at 101.38. Laggers: Microsoft (MSFT) -3.52 at 243.59, Home Depot (HD) -4.77 at 310.17, Walmart -1.92 at 140.66.