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Stock Market Buzz: May 15, 2024 Recap

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Catch up on the biggest stock market movers and news from May 15th, 2024. This includes record highs for major indexes, Disney's streaming struggles, and D.R. Horton's big win.
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Stock Market Buzz: May 15, 2024 Recap

The stock market closed higher on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, continuing the upward trend despite some stumbles among consumer discretionary stocks. Here’s a quick rundown of what made headlines:

Market Gains:

  • The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite both reached new all-time highs, buoyed by positive economic data. The S&P 500 edged up 0.4%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.6% [CNBC].

Stock Movers:

  • Winners: Homebuilder D.R. Horton defied the consumer discretionary slump, surging over 5%. monday.com Ltd. also saw a significant jump of 21.4% after exceeding earnings expectations [Nasdaq].
  • Losers: Disney shares dipped 2.5% after CEO Bob Iger acknowledged overinvestment in streaming services, raising concerns about profitability [Nasdaq]. Boeing also took a hit, dropping 2.1% after the Department of Justice brought up violations related to past airplane crashes [Nasdaq].

Other Noteworthy News:

  • BT Group in the UK reported a decline in profits but reassured investors of future cash flow improvements. The company’s stock price jumped 10% on this news [Investors’ Chronicle].
  • EasyJet announced CEO Johan Lundgren’s retirement for next year, with CFO Kenton Jarvis slated to take over [Investors’ Chronicle].

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