Morning Report 2 Mar 21: US sharemarkets rose sharply on Monday

March 2, 2021

Bond yields stabilised. The US House of Representatives passed a US$1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Saturday. Johnson & Johnson (+0.5%) said its authorised Covid-19 vaccine will be available in 1-2 days. Apple (+5.4%), Facebook (+2.8%) and Microsoft (+2.0%) shares rebounded. Zoom Video shares jumped 9.7% ahead of its quarterly results. Boeing shares gained 5.8% as United Airlines ordered 25 new 737 MAX aircraft. GameStop shares soared 18.3%. Perrigo's shares climbed 4.7% after it said it will sell its generic drugs business for US$1.6 billion. The Dow Jones index closed up by 603 points or 2.0% after being 735 points higher in the session. The S&P 500 index rose by 2.4% -its best day since June 5, 2020. And the Nasdaq index lifted by 396 points or 3.0%. 

This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities or financial products, and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs of any particular individual. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on the information in this report, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual's objectives, financial or taxation situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. This report is produced by Commonwealth Research based on information available at the time of publishing. We believe that the information in this correspondence is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, neither the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report.

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App