Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mixed; Big Lots Earnings Top Views

Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded up 0.32% to 31,024.11 while the NASDAQ fell 0.5% to 12,659.24. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.09% to 3,771.85.

The U.S. has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, reporting a total of 28,827,140 cases with around 520,350 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 11,173,760 confirmed cases and 157,540 deaths, while Brazil reported over 10,793,730 COVID-19 cases with 260,970 deaths. In total, there were at least 115,618,080 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with over 2,569,420 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Energy shares rose 3% on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI), up 22%, and SM Energy Company. (NYSE:SM), up 9%.

In trading on Friday, consumer discretionary shares fell 0.9%.
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