Stocks Rally On Bargains as Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) Soars On Another Huge Earnings Beat

Michael Teague  |

Stocks rallied modestly in Tuesday’s trading session as investors rushed in to snap up some of the discounts that were left in the wake of Monday’s carnage.

 

The Final Tally:

  • Standard & Poor’s 500: +0.85 percent to 1,756.69

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average: +0.55 percent to 15,458.05

  • Nasdaq: +0.92 percent to 4,033.79

 

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On the S&P 500:

Tech stocks rose on heavy volume, with Cisco Systems (CSCO) , Facebook (FB) , AT&T (T) and Yahoo! (YHOO) all up about 2 percent. Financials and services were also higher by the closing bell, with Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) up over 17 percent after releasing another spectacular earnings report, and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Citigroup (C) also trading higher.

On the Dow:

The day’s rally was least beneficial to the Dow, with industrial giants Boeing (B) and United Technologies ($UTX) down about one percent each. On the top end, however, pharmaceutical companies were the name of the game, with Merck & Co. (MRK) and Pfizer Inc. ($PFZ) both up 2.75 percent.

On the Nasdaq:

Plug Power Inc (PLUG) was one of the day’s best performing tech stocks, with a gain of 15 percent, but the company was still behind semiconductor manufacturer ATMI Inc., whose shares saw a 25 percent increase. Meanwhile, Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) extended it’s rally, adding another two percent, while BlackBerry (BBRY) was up by almost six percent.

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
FB Facebook Inc. 162.50 -1.45 -0.88 15,504,415 Trade
C Citigroup Inc. 64.27 1.85 2.96 17,908,930 Trade
UTX United Technologies Corporation 127.76 3.63 2.92 6,828,359 Trade
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. 49.43 1.03 2.13 30,189,636 Trade
B Barnes Group Inc. 60.82 0.53 0.88 272,152 Trade
ZNGA Zynga Inc. 5.03 0.05 1.00 25,940,400 Trade
YHOO Yahoo! Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
MRK Merck & Company Inc. (new) 79.81 0.87 1.10 10,387,517 Trade
KORS C.P.I Michael Kors Holdings Limited n/a n/a n/a n/a
T AT&T Inc. 30.47 0.68 2.28 37,188,658 Trade
BBRY BB BlackBerry Limited n/a n/a n/a n/a
PLUG Plug Power Inc. 1.62 -0.05 -2.99 5,255,285 Trade
NWSKF Newstrike Capital Inc n/a n/a n/a 0
JPM JP Morgan Chase & Co. 105.55 3.13 3.06 14,716,861 Trade

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