US stocks close with losses on the day

Technical Analysis

Author: Greg Michalowski | sp

For the week, the major indices end up modest

The major US indices are ending the session with losses on the day led by declines in the tech heavy Nasdaq. Chip stocks were hit hard after Broadcom announced worse than expected earnings and forecasts for earnings/sales going forward, blaming tariffs and China.

The final numbers are showing:
  • The S&P index closed down -4.65 points or -0.16% at 2886.99. The high reach 2894.45. The low extended 2879.62
  • The NASDAQ index fell -40.47 points or -0.52% at 7796.66. The high reach 7819.21. The low extended to 7778.12
  • The Dow industrial average fell -17.16 points or -0.7% at 26089.61. The high reached 2612.28. The low extended 25988.09
For the week:
  • The S&P index rose 0.47%
  • The NASDAQ composite index rose 0.70%
  • The Dow industrial average rose 0.41%
Technically, the S&P index S&P index was able to remain above its 50 day MA at 2873.94 for each of the trading days.   That's the bullish news. The not so bullish news is that the market did not exactly race higher this week (see white MA line on the chart below).

S&P index closes above its 50 day moving average
For the Nasdaq index, it traded above its 50 day MA on Monday and Tuesday, but the last three days of the week, traded and closed below that MA level (at 7857.089).  That is not so bullish.  It still remains above the 100 and 200 hour MAs below (at 7676.58 and 7514.80), but will take a move above the MAs in trading next week to tilt the bias back higher.

Nasdaq closes below its 50 day moving average
Losers today:
  • Broadcom, -5.57%
  • AMD, -3.28%
  • Cisco, -2.53%
  • Nvidia, -2.44%
  • micron, -2.16%
  • Lam Research, -1.88%
  • QUALCOMM, -1.73%
  • Alibaba, -1.39%
  • 3M, -1.3%
  • Intuit, -1.19%
  • Intel, -1.09%
  • Netflix, -1.08%
Winners today:
  • Chewy (Pet IPO today), +59.05% (yes that is right)
  • Beyond Meat, +7.14%
  •  Facebook, +2.17%
  • Home Depot, +1.71%
  • Comcast, +1.49%
  • Verizon, +1.16%
  • AAA, +1.14%
  • PNC financial, +1.11%
  • Starbucks, +1.07%
  • Chubb, +0.94%
  • General Mills, +0.81%
  • Citigroup, +0.63%
  • United health, +0.62%
  • Tesla, +0.47%
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