Market Recap – May 26th
In Friday’s trading session, the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 experienced weekly gains, with the Nasdaq surging by 2.5% and the S&P 500 edging by 0.3%. Conversely, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped by 1%.
As the new trading week begins, the tech-focused Nasdaq aims to extend its five-day winning streak, with investor optimism particularly fueled by the remarkable ascent of Nvidia and its association with artificial intelligence stocks.
Gap, the apparel retailer, witnessed a significant premarket surge of over 11% despite reporting net losses and declining sales for its latest quarter. Investor enthusiasm stemmed from Gap’s remarkable improvement in profit margins, driven by reduced promotions and lower air freight expenses. Workday, a financial management software company, experienced a 9% jump after surpassing expectations for its first quarter. The firm also announced the appointment of Zane Rowe as its new chief financial officer and raised the lower end of its full-year subscription revenue guidance. These developments highlight the positive market sentiment surrounding Gap’s margin enhancement efforts and Workday’s solid performance, attracting attention from investors and market observers alike.
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