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April 13, 2021, 9:33 a.m. EDT

Stocks wobble at Tuesday's open in face of vaccine pause, hot inflation print

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By Andrea Riquier

U.S. stocks opened mixed after a volatile premarket session Tuesday after public health agencies announced a temporary halt in the use of a COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson and inflation was stronger than analysts had forecast in March. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.66% fell 62 points, 0.2%, to open near 33,684, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.74% gained 1 point to open near 4,129. The Nasdaq Composite index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +0.88% , which contains many of the stocks most in favor in a work-from-home world, added 65 points, 0.5%, to start trading near 13,915. Johnson & Johnson shares /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ +0.45% slipped 2.4% after the opening bell. In other biotech news, shares of Novocure Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/201589146/composite NVCR -0.62% skyrocketed after the tumor treatment company reported positive news on its lung cancer treatment. The consumer price index gained 2.6% for the year in March, the Labor Department said.

/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
34,777.76
+229.23 +0.66%
Volume: 311.63M
May 7, 2021 5:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,232.60
+30.98 +0.74%
Volume: 2.05B
May 7, 2021 5:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : Nasdaq
13,752.24
+119.39 +0.88%
Volume: 3.97M
May 7, 2021 5:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 168.50
+0.76 +0.45%
Volume: 5.32M
May 7, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
29.76
Dividend Yield
2.52%
Market Cap
$443.73 billion
Rev. per Employee
$613,918
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/zigman2/quotes/201589146/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 192.45
-1.20 -0.62%
Volume: 682,480
May 7, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
1,831
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$19.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
$483,251
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