Connect with us

    Hi, what are you looking for?


    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Reach Historic Peaks as Semiconductor Manufacturers Take the Lead

    Record highs were achieved in the equity market as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite concluded Monday at their all-time peaks. This upsurge was steered by the robust performance of multiple semiconductor manufacturers, with the S&P 500 edging up by 0.1% and the Nasdaq surging by 0.3%. Conversely, the Dow Jones Industrial Average witnessed a marginal dip of 0.1%.

    Prominent semiconductor manufacturers that witnessed substantial gains included Intel (INTC), Broadcom (AVGO), Marvell Technology (MRVL), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and Super Micro Computer (SMCI). The favorable momentum in the semiconductor sector was fueled by positive expectations surrounding a potential reduction in interest rates by the Federal Reserve, subsequent to the encouraging employment data released the previous Friday.

    Market participants are eagerly anticipating further insights on the Federal Reserve’s future strategies, with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell slated to provide testimony before Congressional committees later this week. Observers in the market are also looking forward to the forthcoming June inflation figures, which is set to provide indications on whether inflationary pressures are subsiding. Federal Reserve officials have underscored the significance of thoughtful deliberation before undertaking any decisions regarding interest rates.

    The yield on 10-year Treasurys edged up to approximately 4.28%, following a decline last week amidst conjectures regarding likely rate reductions.

    Noteworthy Performers in the S&P on Monday


    • Corning (GLW): The stock surged by 12% after the company revised its earnings projection for the ongoing quarter owing to heightened demand for its products utilized in AI technologies.
    • Super Micro Computer (SMCI): Shares skyrocketed by 6.2% as investors exhibited interest in AI-focused equities. The company’s foothold in the AI server realm, distinguished by its adaptable modular designs, captivated investors.
    • Intel (INTC): The stock climbed by 6.2% based on an analyst’s assessment implying that Intel could narrow the gap with its competitors in the technology sector. Expectations were optimistic considering Intel’s chips being integrated into Microsoft’s novel AI-driven computers. AMD also observed a 4% uptick on similar prospects.


    • Paramount Global (PARA): Shares retreated by 5.3% post the company’s consolidation agreement with Skydance Media. The amalgamation, which designated Skydance founder David Ellison as the new CEO, led to fluctuations in the stock price.
    • Etsy (ETSY): The stock slumped by 5.3% after disclosing restrictions on specific product sales and expressing apprehension about sluggish consumer expenditure affecting growth.
    • Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG): Shares declined by 5.2% owing to market volatility following a recent stock split. Critiques pertaining to serving sizes and a study by Wells Fargo highlighting inconsistencies in sizing also contributed to the downturn.

    Image Credit: JOCA_PH / Shutterstock

    You May Also Like


    Previously, in April, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, caused quite a stir by revealing his intentions to procure the entire social...


    Concerns about rising prices are impacting the entire economy of the United States, and one sector that is particularly affected is the real estate...


    With rising expenses in fuel and power worldwide, particularly in the United States, the quest for sustainable energy sources has intensified. A significant historical...


    Kellogg, a major supplier of packaged foods in the United States and globally, has maintained overall centralized control of all its owned labels during...