If, like me, you were born in the early 1970s, you probably saw Star Wars when it came out in 1977. And if you’re like me, you remember Red Leader flying along the trench at the Death Star declaiming “almost there” over and over again like a mantra before missing his shot and getting blown to bits. Does anyone else feel that way as the S&P 500 tries to hit a new record high?
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Yes, the S&P 500 rose 0.1% to 2,112.13 today, its highest close since July 22, 2015 and just 0.9% off its all-time closing high of 2,130.82 hit on May 21, 2015. The S&P 500, however, had been up as much as 0.5% earlier today.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, meanwhile, advanced 0.1% to17,938.28, while the Nasdaq Composite dipped 0.1% to 4,961.75.
JPMorgan technical analysts Jason Hunter and Alix Tepper “continue to look for a breakout” but recommend using “trailing stops for longs.” They explain:
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- [By Steven Goldberg]
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- [By Lisa Levin]
Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMMU) shares dropped 18 percent to $4.32 as the company issued an update on triple-negative breast cancer presentation at the the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Immunomedics said that triple-negative breast cancer presentation was cancelled following a complaint that the company violated the embargo.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMMU) fell 3.38 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after dropping 0.72 percent on Friday.
ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) shares fell 1.53 percent to $72.87. Drexel Hamilton downgraded Viasat from Hold to Sell.
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- [By Monica Gerson]
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- [By Ben Levisohn]
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