Sector Scan: Finance and Basic Materials Rise, Medical Sector Loses
Monday, August 01, 2021 12:58 PM



The finance sector added 0.28 percent to emerge as the market’s best performing sector, closely followed by basic materials with 0.21 percent gain. Medical sector lost 1.18 percent to become the day’s worst performing sector.

In the finance sector, SPDR Select Sector Finance ETF (NYSEArca: XLF) slipped 0.64 percent or 10 cents to trade at $14.70. Among major stocks, shares of Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE: C) added 0.10 percent or 6 cents to trade at $38.38. Shares of Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) gained 0.62 percent or 6 cents to trade at $9.77. Shares of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) fell 0.58 percent or 24 cents to trade at $40.22.

Among major movers in the basic materials sector, ProShares Ultra Basic Materials (NYSEArca: UYM) was down 1.90 percent or 94 cents to trade at $48.65. Among major stocks, shares of Claude Resources, Inc. (AMEX: CGR) added 3.35 percent or 6 cents to trade at $1.85. Shares of Entrée Gold Inc. (AMEX: EGI) gained 0.44 percent or 1 cent to trade at $2.27. Shares of Potlatch Corp. (Nasdaq: PCH) fell 1.51 percent or 50 cents to trade at $32.72.

In the medical sector, iShares Dow Jones US Medical Devices (NYSEArca: IHI) lost 2.59 percent or $1.68 to trade at $63.08. Among major stocks, shares of China Medical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMED) were down 1.51 percent or 10 cents to trade at $6.52. Shares of Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH) fell 0.45 percent or 2 cents to trade at $4.43. Shares of PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI) slipped 3.84 percent or 94 cents to trade at $23.52.


 

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