Apple, S&P hit record, Dow reclaims 36,000

Sony & Disney-Marvel's 'Spiderman: No Way Home' grossed $1B worldwide

U.S. stocks hit fresh highs on the first day of the final trading week of the year with the S&P 500 at a new record helped by gains in large-cap tech and energy names. 

The broadest measure of stocks rose 1.4%, while the Nasdaq Composite advanced by the same amount, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied over 352 points or 0.9% just shy of its all-time high. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
SP500 S&P 500 4349.93 -6.52 -0.15%
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 13542.118929 +2.82 +0.02%
SP500 S&P 500 4349.93 -6.52 -0.15%

Exchange-traded funds that track the S&P also got a lift.  

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF 433.38 -1.09 -0.25%
IVV ISHARES TRUST CORE S&P 500 ETF 435.43 -1.01 -0.23%
VOO VANGUARD INDEX FUNDS S&P 500 ETF SHS 398.56 -0.90 -0.23%

All the major averages rose despite shares of airlines being under pressure as reports mount over hundreds of weekend cancellations even as travel rebounded with more than 2 million hitting the skies in a pandemic rebound. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
DAL DELTA AIR LINES INC. 38.76 +0.04 +0.09%
AAL AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP INC. 16.24 -0.22 -1.34%
LUV SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO. 43.71 -0.14 -0.32%
UAL UNITED AIRLINES HOLDINGS INC. 41.43 -0.35 -0.84%

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GoDaddy shares rose after activist firm Starboard disclosed a 6.5% stake in the company. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
GDDY GODADDY INC. 69.52 -0.86 -1.22%

Vaccine makers were actively traded. Novavax shares dipped despite reporting its two-dose vaccine responded strongly to the omicron variant. Moderna and Pfizer shares were mixed.  

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Ticker Security Last Change Change %
NVAX NOVAVAX INC. 79.18 +1.97 +2.55%
MRNA MODERNA INC. 154.96 +2.42 +1.59%
PFE PFIZER INC. 53.01 +0.47 +0.89%

Sony and Disney's Marvel are in focus after "Spiderman: No Way Home" ticket sales crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, a pandemic record. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
SONY SONY GROUP CORP. 110.03 +0.11 +0.10%
DIS THE WALT DISNEY CO. 133.60 -2.91 -2.13%

Apple hit its 24th record close of the year, moving closer to becoming the first company valued at $3 trillion. Shares need to cross and close above $182.85 to mark the milestone. Microsoft is right behind with a market value of $2.5 trillion. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
AAPL APPLE INC. 159.69 -0.09 -0.06%
MSFT MICROSOFT CORP. 296.71 +8.22 +2.85%

In commodities, oil jumped 2.4% to $75.57 per barrel, while gold was little changed closing at $1,808 an ounce. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
USO UNITED STATES OIL FUND L.P. 61.68 +0.71 +1.16%
GLD SPDR GOLD SHARES TRUST - EUR ACC 169.76 -2.79 -1.62%