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KiplingerOct 28, 2020
Stock Market Today: Dow Drops 943 Points as Investors Storm the Exits
So much for the market's best day of the year. Oct. 28, on average the S&P 500's best-performing day over the past 70 years, was instead one of 2020's worst as COVID-19 concerns continued to flare up in the U.S. and Europe.

Cities such as Chicago and Newark are renewing restrictions on businesses and public gatherings amid not just record-high new caseloads in America, but rising hospitalizations and deaths as well. In Germany, restaurants and theaters will be shut down for four weeks, and other European countries are stepping up their own measures to fend off a second wave.

SEE MORE 15 Mighty Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for 2021 Big Tech suffered from additional downward pressure, as the CEOs of Facebook (FB, -5.5%), Twitter (TWTR, -5.3%) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL, -5.5%) faced Congressional inquiries about moderating user content.

The S&P 500 did not come close to meeting its average 0.54% gain on Oct. 28, instead plunging 3.5% to 3,271.

Other action in the stock market today:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 3.4% to 26,519.The Nasdaq Composite lost 3.7% to 11,004. The Russell 2000, best of the four major indices Wednesday, still dropped 3.0% to 1,543.


MarketWatch MarketPulseOct 28, 2020
: Sturm Ruger stock rises as unrest drives sales
Sturm, Ruger & Co. RGR shares rose in the extended session Wednesday after the gun maker reported a surge in sales due to police defunding protests, civil unrest, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sturm shares rose 3.7% after hours, following a 0.4% rise in the regular session to close at $65.48. The company reported third-quarter net income of $24.6 million, or $1.39 a share, compared with $4.8 million, or 27 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose to $145.7 million from $95 million in the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of 98 cents a share on revenue of $132 million. "Consumer demand showed no signs of letting up during the quarter as concerns about personal protection and home defense were stoked by civil unrest in some cities around the United States, the call, by some, for the reduction in funding and authority of law enforcement organizations, and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic," said Sturm Chief Executive Officer Christopher Killoy in a statement. "As a result of this unprecedented demand, inventories remained significantly reduced at all levels in the channel during the third quarter." Sturm shares are up 39% for the year, compared with a 1.3% rise in the S&P 500 index SPX.

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