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Published Feb 13, 2024 14:43
Updated Feb 13, 2024 16:11

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Benzinga – by Avi Kapoor, Benzinga Staff Writer.

U.S. stocks traded lower this morning, with the Dow Jones index falling over 300 points on Tuesday.

Following the market opening Tuesday, the Dow traded down 0.85% to 38,468.89 while the NASDAQ fell 2.01% to 15,622.77. The S&P 500 also fell, dropping, 1.36% to 4,953.78.

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Leading and Lagging Sectors

Utilities shares rose by 1.1% on Tuesday.

In trading on Tuesday, information technology shares fell by 0.8%.

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The annual inflation rate in the U.S. eased to 3.1% in January from 3.4% in December, but came higher than market estimates of 2.9%.

On a monthly basis, the CPI increased by 0.3%, accelerating from the expected and previous 0.2%. On a monthly basis, the core CPI increased by 0.4%.

Equities Trading UP

Ohmyhome Limited (NASDAQ: OMH) shares shot up 301% to $4.8939.

Shares of BioNexus Gene Lab Corp. (NASDAQ: BGLC) got a boost, surging 197% to $1.22.

Digital Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DBGI) shares were also up, gaining 137% to $6.80. Digital Brands reaffirmed its 2024 guidance revenue of $27 million to $30 million and commited to no equity offerings for 2024.

Equities Trading DOWN

Sunshine Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBFM) shares dropped 67% to $0.0634 after the company announced pricing of $10 million underwritten public offering.

Shares of BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL) were down 66% to $0.1549 after the company announced pricing of $7 million public offering of 16 million units at a price of $0.44 per unit.

Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) was down, falling 56% to $0.2568 after the company announced plans to pursue strategic sale of its business through voluntary Chapter 11 process.

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Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded up 0.4% to $77.25 while gold traded down 0.4% at $2,025.00.

Silver traded down 0.4% to $22.685 on Tuesday while copper fell 0.3% to $3.7140.

Euro zone

European shares were lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.9%, London’s FTSE 100 fell 0.4% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index fell 0.4% The German DAX fell 0.9% French CAC 40 fell 0.8% while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index fell 0.7%.

Average weekly earnings including bonuses in the UK rose 5.8% year-over-year to GBP 669/week during the three months to December, while UK’s unemployment rate fell to 3.8% in the fourth quarter. The unemployment rate in France came in steady at 7.5% during the fourth quarter.

Asia Pacific Markets

Asia Pacific markets closed mostly higher on Tuesday, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 gaining 2.89%, India’s S&P BSE Sensex gaining 0.70% and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 falling 0.15%.

Producer prices in Japan increased by 0.2% year-over-year in January, while Japan’s machine tool orders fell 14.1% year-over-year to JPY 110,881 million for January.

Economics

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined to 89.9 in January from 91.9 in December.

The annual inflation rate in the U.S. eased to 3.1% in January from 3.4% in December, but came higher than market estimates of 2.9%.

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