What the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did Today - 6/1/15

For June 1, 2015, here's how the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) did today, earnings reports, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves...

What Did the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Do Today?

djiaDow: 18,040.37, +29.69, +0.16%

S&P 500: 2,111.73, +4.34, +0.21%

Nasdaq: 5,082.93, +12.90, +0.25%

On Monday, the DJIA rose 29.69 points after stronger than expected economic data and news of another huge deal in the semiconductor industry.

The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, was flat on the day.

Top Stock Market News for the DJIA, S&P 500 Today

  • Market Recap: Today, the Institute for Supply Management said domestic manufacturing growth surged in May for the first time in six months. The industry firm said new orders and new hires propelled growth. The news was positive after Friday's revised GDP report that indicated the U.S. economy retracted in the first quarter by negative 0.7%. Meanwhile, in China, HSBC released its final May PMI data. The PMI reversed from a series of monthly contractions, registering a reading of 50.2.
  • On Tap This Week: Investors will focus on the April factory orders report. Economists anticipate zero change to orders level for the month, after the index increased 2.1% in March. Companies reporting earnings tomorrow include ABM Industries Inc. (NYSE: ABM), Violin Memory Inc. (Nasdaq: VMEM), Medtronic Plc. (Nasdaq: MDT), Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG), GUESS? Inc. (NYSE: GES), Ambarella Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA), Conns Inc. (Nasdaq: CONN), and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL).


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  • Stocks to Watch No. 1, BMY: Shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY) rose nearly 3% on news that the Food and Drug Administration has accepted an application for the firm's combination melanoma treatment. Meanwhile, shares of ImmunoGen Inc. (Nasdaq: IMGN) surged more than 71% after the cancer drug manufacturer announced positive data at a healthcare conference.
  • Stocks to Watch No. 3, MSFT: Shares of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) jumped more than 1.2% after The Wall Street Journal reported the firm purchased a German startup. The company also announced it will release its Windows 10 operating system on July 29. The tech giant had said in previous months that the new software would be available "this summer," although a date or month had not been announced.
  • Stocks to Watch No. 5, GPRO: Shares of GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) surged more than 5.5% on news the firm has added an inexpensive touchscreen camera to its product lineup of Hero devices. That is much-needed good news for the company after a story earlier in the day said privacy concerns have been raised about the security of GoPro cameras. Security firm Pen Test Partners announced that it discovered a way hackers can assume control of a user's camera while it is turned off.

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