Viacom was the S&P 500’s top loser on Friday. Viacom opened lower on Friday and fell to $30.22—the lowest daily close since March 2010.
Newfield Exploration was the S&P 500’s top gainer on August 4. On Friday, Newfield Exploration rose 8.9% to $27.83—the highest close in three days.
On August 4, the S&P 500 started the day higher, traded in a range, and closed the day at the opening levels. The S&P 500 VIX Index rose 1.6% to 10.19.
AmerisourceBergen opened lower on August 3 and fell to $81.71—the lowest daily close in more than three months.
Stericycle, which specializes in collecting and disposing of regulated substances, was the S&P 500’s top gainer on August 3.
On August 3, the S&P 500 started the day lower and lost strength as the day progressed. The S&P 500 VIX Index rose 0.1% to 10.45 on August 3.
After regaining strength on Thursday, France’s CAC 40 Index was strong in the morning session on August 4. It traded at the highest levels in a week.
On August 4, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.33% and ended the day at 3,262.08. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) fell 0.05% to $96.77 on August 3.
Pershing Square Capital Management is the first largest investor in Restaurant Brands International, with 39.1 million shares as of March 31, 2017.
In the past quarters, Valeant Pharmaceuticals remained one of the top holdings of Pershing Square Capital Management.
On Thursday, July 27, 2017, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) stock rose nearly 13.0% after reports suggested that Bill Ackman was investing in ADP stock.
Mastercard (MA) posted operating income of $1.7 billion in 2Q17, which reflects a substantial rise of 20% from its 2Q16 operating income.
Mastercard (MA) is expected to declare dividends of $0.89 per share in 2017, reflecting a rise of ~17.1% from its total dividends declared in 2016.
On a local currency basis, in 2Q17, Mastercard (MA) witnessed a 14% rise on a YoY (year-over-year) basis in its cross-border volumes.
On July 17, 2017, Mastercard (MA) announced the acquisition of Brighterion, a company whose main area of operation focuses on fraud prevention and risk mitigation.
Mastercard’s gross dollar volumes in 2Q17 stood at ~$1.3 trillion compared to ~$1.2 trillion in 2Q16.
Mastercard (MA) posted net income of $1.2 billion in 2Q17, reflecting a substantial increase of 20% from its 2Q16 net income.
Team was the NYSE’s top loser in the week ending July 28, 2017. Team fell in all five trading days last week to the lowest levels in seven years.
Teekay is one of the world’s largest marine energy transportation, storage, and production companies. It was the NYSE’s top gainer last week.
After gaining for three trading weeks, the S&P 500 started this week with an improved sentiment. It fell in three out of four trading days last week.