Stocks Finish Flat After Mixed Day of Trading

Consumer confidence posted a sharp rise

Assistant Editor
Apr 27, 2021 at 4:32 PM
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The Dow erased its midday losses to close up just 3 points, while the S&P 500 inched lower just before the bell, and the Nasdaq posted a double-digit loss. Earnings season is in full swing, as investors await reports from several tech giants after the close. Meanwhile, there was plenty of economic data to sift through as well. Home prices in February had their biggest jump since 2006, with the Case-Shiller home price index for February showing a 12% year-over-year rise and a 1.2% gain since January. Furthermore, consumer confidence hit a 14-month high in April. 

Continue reading for more on today's market, including:

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI - 33,984.93) rose 3.4 points, or 0.01%. Chevron (CVX) topped the list of blue chips with a 1.2% gain, while 3M (MMM) landed at the bottom after dropping 2.6%. 

The S&P 500 Index (SPX - 4,186.72) fell 0.9 point, or 0.02%, while the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC - 14,090.22) lost 48.6 points or 0.3%.

Lastly, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX - 17.56) lost 0.08 point, or 0.5% for the day.

Closing Indexes Summary April 27

NYSE and Nasdaq Stats April 27

  1. Non-advertising revenue has been a focus of Facebook (FB) over this past year. Take a look at what has been more fully developed. (Marketwatch)
  2. According to this CNBC Fed survey, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is favorited to be re-nominated for a second term(Marketwatch)
  3. A look at Lockheed Martin stock's recent pullback
  4. Analyst bets on this gambling name to push higher. 
  5. Airliner brushes off better-than-expected earnings

Earnings April 27

Unusual Options Activity April 27

Oil Rises After OPEC+ Meeting

Oil prices ended at a one-week high today, after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies (OPEC+) agreed to keep gradually increasing supply over the next few months. June-dated crude rose $1.03, or 1.7%, to settle at $62.94 a barrel.

Gold futures ended lower today, as investors closely awaiting Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement, due out tomorrow. June-dated gold dropped $1.30, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,778.80 an ounce. 

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