Thursday, October 22, 2020

Market roundup for Sept. 30

By on September 30, 2020

SAN JUAN — U.S. stocks rose on the final trading day of what has been a very volatile month. However, most of the gains achieved during the day were cut at the last minute after Congress failed to agree on a coronavirus aid deal. 

All indexes suffered their first losing month since March. The Dow Jones dropped 2.3 percent this month, while the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 lost 5.2 percent and 3.9 percent, respectively, in September.  

The ADP payrolls report reflected an increase of 749,000 jobs in September, surpassing expectations by 149,000.

Wall Street closed as follows:

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 27,781.70, up 329.04 points, or 1.2 percent
  • Standard & Poor’s 500 closed at 3,363.00, up 27.53 points, or 0.83 percent
  • NASDAQ Composite closed at 11,167.51, up 82.26 points, or 0.74 percent
  • Birling Capital Puerto Rico Stock Index closed at 1,497.73, down 4.91 points, or 0.33 percent
  • U.S. 10-year Treasury Note closed flat, at 0.66 percent
  • U.S. 2-year Treasury Note increased to 0.13 percent from 0.11 percent