|I:DJI||DOW JONES AVERAGES||34479.6||+13.36||+0.04%|
|I:COMP||NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX||14069.423379||+49.09||+0.35%|
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 465 points or 1.6%, while the S&P 500 rose 1.8% and the Nasdaq Composite over 2.3%. As stocks rallied, money moved out of bonds pushing the yield on the 10-year treasury to 0.76% - the highest since June.
Vaccine-related stocks were in focus around Trump's treatment, which included Gilead Science Inc.'s Remdesivir and an experimental cocktail from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. which saw its stock jump 7% the best performer in the S&P 500.
|GILD||GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.||68.77||-0.52||-0.75%|
|REGN||REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.||525.55||-6.49||-1.22%|
Along with Trump's recovery, stimulus talks continue between House Speaker Pelosi and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, according to her office.
Technology stocks were strong led by Apple Inc., Netflix Inc. and Nvidia which said it would build Britain's largest supercomputer, dubbed "Cambridge-1," just weeks after the company announced its intention to acquire British chip designer ARM Holdings from Softbank.
In economic news, the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index for September jumped to 57.8, beating estimates of 56.3, as the services sector continued to improve. A level above 50 is considered to reflect expansion.
In corporate news, AMC shares tumbled after Cineworld, parent company of Regal, announced plans to suspend over 500 theatres in the U.S. starting October 8 due citing "challenging theatrical landscape" tied to COVID-19.
|AMC||AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS INC||49.40||+6.59||+15.39%|
In deal-making, drug stocks were in focus.
|BMY||BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO.||67.34||-0.05||-0.07%|
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. announced its intention to acquire MyoKardia for $13.1 billion, or $225 a share, in cash, a 62% premium to its Friday closing price.
DraftKings Inc. shares were under pressure after the online casino operator announced a plan to sell 32 million shares to shore up its balance sheet and raise money. Sixteen-million shares will be sold by the company itself and the other 16 million shares will be sold by other shareholders.
|PYPL||PAYPAL HOLDINGS, INC.||271.45||+1.98||+0.73%|
PayPal Holdings Inc. shares rose after its Venmo unit announced a new Visa-branded credit card. The card offers 3% cashback on certain purchases, as well as personalized rewards and the ability to manage finances.
Oil rebounded with a gain of nearly 6% to $39.22. Gold ticked higher to $1,912.50 an ounce.