Stocks mixed as oil hits 3-year high

10-year yield climbs to highest level since June

U.S. stock indexes were mixed Monday as a critical week kicked off on Capitol Hill. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 72 points, or 0.21%, while the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite index declined 0.28% and 0.52%, respectively. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 35457.31 +198.70 +0.56%
SP500 S&P 500 4519.63 +33.17 +0.74%
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 15129.089569 +107.28 +0.71%

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill will have their hands full this week with expected votes on President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending plan, a bipartisan infrastructure deal and raising the debt ceiling all set to take place. 

Durable goods orders rose 1.8% last month, exceeding the 0.7% increase that analysts surveyed by Refinitiv were expecting. Following the strong report, traders sold U.S. Treasurys, pushing the yield on the 10-year note up 3 basis points to 1.48%, a three-month high. 

In stocks, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Citizens Financial Group Inc. were among the names benefitting from rising bond yields and a steeper yield curve.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
JPM JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. 168.57 +2.02 +1.21%
C CITIGROUP, INC. 71.76 +0.15 +0.21%
WFC WELLS FARGO & CO. 50.34 +0.91 +1.84%

Wells Fargo & Co. lagged in the financial space after saying it would pay $37.3 million to resolve claims that it fraudulently overcharged commercial clients for foreign exchange services.   

Oil-related names, including Chevron Corp., ExxonMobil Corp. and Haliburton Co., outperformed as West Texas Intermediate crude oil climbed $1.47 to $75.45 a barrel, the highest since October 2018. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
CVX CHEVRON CORP. 111.70 +2.14 +1.95%
XOM EXXON MOBIL CORP. 63.50 +0.94 +1.50%
HAL HALLIBURTON CO. 26.10 +0.09 +0.35%

Meanwhile, Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. were lower as growth areas were out of favor.  

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
GOOG ALPHABET, INC. 2,876.44 +17.23 +0.60%
MSFT MICROSOFT CORP. 308.23 +0.94 +0.31%
AAPL APPLE, INC. 148.76 +2.21 +1.51%

Tesla Inc. outperformed after reports said CEO Elon Musk sent a letter to employees telling them this is the company’s "most intense delivery week ever."

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
TSLA TESLA, INC. 864.27 -5.84 -0.67%

Overseas markets were mixed. 

European trading was choppy as Germany’s DAX 30 advanced 0.27% after election results showed the center-left Social Democrats narrowly beat outgoing Chancellor Angel Merkel’s conservatives.

Elsewhere in the region, France’s CAC 30 rose 0.19% and Britain’s FTSE 100 added 0.17%. 


In Asia, China’s Shanghai Composite index and Japan’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.84% and 0.03%, respectively, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index ticked up 0.07%.