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Dow Surges Over 150 Points; AerCap Posts Upbeat Earnings

Published 23/02/2024, 15:25
Updated 23/02/2024, 16:40
© Reuters.  Dow Surges Over 150 Points; AerCap Posts Upbeat Earnings

Benzinga - by Avi Kapoor, Benzinga Staff Writer.

U.S. stocks traded higher this morning, with the Dow Jones index jumping more than 150 points on Friday.

Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded up 0.46% to 39,249.71 while the NASDAQ rose 0.20% to 16,073.78. The S&P 500 also rose, gaining, 0.41% to 5,107.74.

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Leading and Lagging Sectors

Utilities shares rose by 1.1% on Friday.

In trading on Friday, energy shares fell by 1.1%.

Top Headline

AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Friday.

Total revenues and other income rose 4% to $1.899 billion, missing the consensus of $1.926 billion. Adjusted EPS of $3.11 beat the analyst consensus of $2.45.

Equities Trading UP

AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) shares shot up 79% to $4.0690 after the company reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter financial results.

Shares of Maravai LifeSciences Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVI) got a boost, surging 56% to $7.97 after the company reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter financial results.

Monopar Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MNPR) shares were also up, gaining 52% to $1.70 after the company announced preclinical data for its MNPR-101 radiopharma program targeting advanced cancers.

Equities Trading DOWN

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) shares dropped 73% to $0.6995 after Renesas announced that it has terminated the previously announced MOU for a proposed acquisition of Sequans.

Shares of Charge Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRGE) were down 41% to $0.0430. Charge Enterprises announced decision of Nasdaq Hearings Panel to delist common shares.

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Upland Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPLD) was down, falling 39% to $2.67 after the company reported downbeat quarterly earnings.


In commodity news, oil traded down 2.1% to $76.94 while gold traded up 0.3% at $2,036.30.

Silver traded down 0.5% to $22.68 on Friday while copper fell 1.1% to $3.8560.

Euro zone

European shares were higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 climbed 0.5%, London’s FTSE 100 rose 0.3% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index fell 0.1% The German DAX gained 0.4% French CAC 40 rose 0.8% while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index rose 1%.

German economy contracted by 0.3% during the final quarter of 2023, while the Ifo Business Climate indicator for Germany edged higher to 85.5 in February from 85.2 in January. Median consumer expectations for the eurozone inflation over the next 12 months accelerated to 3.3% in January versus 3.2% in the prior month. The GfK Consumer Confidence indicator for the UK fell to -21 in February versus -19 in January.

Asia Pacific Markets

Asian markets closed mixed on Friday, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index falling 0.10%, China’s Shanghai Composite Index gaining 0.55% and India’s S&P BSE Sensex gaining 0.1%.

Chinese new home prices fell by 0.7% year-over-year for January versus a 0.4% fall a month ag.


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