Markets Upper Tuesday; Financial stocks lead 52-week highs

During Tuesday’s session, 50 stocks traded at a 52-week high, while 63 stocks hit a new 52-week low. The S&P 500 is up 0.38% so far today, while the Dow Jones is up 0.71%, the Nasdaq is up 0.9% and the Russell 2000 is up of 1.01%.

Stocks are up on Tuesday afternoon while cryptocurrencies are down slightly with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) down 2.93% and 3.80% respectively. The negative trade balance rose from -$79.3 billion to -$80.7 billion in December, falling more than expected, with analysts predicting the balance to settle at -$79.6 billion. Meanwhile, shares of Pfizer (PFE) are down more than 3% after missing revenue projections and issuing revised guidance lower.

Sector Highlights

Financial services stocks topped our list of highs today with 26 of the 50 total stocks that peaked coming from the financials sector. The financials sector is outperforming the market, rising 0.89% so far on the day. Over the past month, the financials sector has outperformed the market, rising 1.06% while the S&P is down 3.61%.

Financials stocks hit the high on Tuesday as the sector gains ground today and is down just 1% over the past month, where markets overall fell almost 4% during the period.

Financial services: AFL, AGO, AIG, ARCC, ASB, AXP, BHF, CATY, CFR, CGBD, CLBK, ECPG, ENVA, LPLA, MET, MS, ORCC, PRU, RJF, SF, THG, TSC, VIRT, WRB, WTFC , IF WE,

The healthcare sector accounts for the majority of our 52-week lows, as 29 of our 63 lows come from the healthcare sector. The healthcare sector is outperforming the market today, rising 0.45% so far on the day. Over the past month, the healthcare sector has outperformed the market, falling 2.27% while the S&P is down 3.61%.

Healthcare stocks account for more than half of all lows recorded today, despite the sector outperforming markets over the past month as biotech companies and other industries see investors turn to d other sectors of the economy such as energy.

Health care: APLT, ATNX, AVAH, CDAK, CRTX, CUE, ESPR, EVLO, FREQ, HGEN, IMVT, MRTX, NMTR, NRXP, OLMA, PLSE, PSTX, QSI, RVP, SBTX, SLDB, SPRO, STRO, STTK, TRHC , TXMD, VSTM, YMAB, ZBH,

The lists

The following stocks hit 52-week highs: AA, ABC, ADM, AFL, AGO, AIG, AMPH, AMR, ARCC, ASB, AXP, BDX, BHF, CATY, CBT, CFR, CGBD, CLBK, CNC, CVS, DAC, ECPG, ENVA, EXC, EXPE, AMUSEMENT, HSY, KO, LPLA, LXP, MCK, MET, MOS, MS, NLOK, ORCC, PRU, RHI, RJF, SF, SPTN, STRL, THG, TSC, TSN, VIRT, WRB, WTFC, WY,

The following stocks traded at 52-week lows:

AAON, ACVA, DNA, ALPP, APLT, ATNX, AVAH, BHIL, BKI, CDAK, CENN, CRTX, CUE, DBD, EAF, EHTH, ELMS, EOSE, ESPR, EVLO, EXPO, FB, FREQ, FSRD, GOCO, HGEN, IMVT, ITRI, KMT, MAX, MAXN, MRTX, NMTR, NNBR, NRXP, OLMA, PLSE, PSTX, PYPL, QSI, REGI, ROVR, RVP, SBTX, SCU, SES, SKIL, SLDB, SLQT,

The following ETFs traded at a 52-week high:

DBAs, SEAs,