STOCKS RALLY: Here’s what you need to know

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Stocks rallied on Monday following the second-worst week of the year in which the S&P 500 fell 1.4%.

Here’s the scoreboard:

    Dow: 21,993.71, +135.39, (0.62%) S&P 500: 2,465.84, +24.52, (1.00%) Nasdaq: 6,340.23, +83.68, (1.34%)

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned from President Donald Trump’s manufacturing council after the president did not explicitly condemn white supremacists in a Saturday statement. “As CEO of Merck, and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism,” Frazier said following violent protests in Charlottesville over the weekend. VF Corp, the owner of Vans, is buying the maker of Dickies for about $820 million in cash. VF said it now expects its 2017 revenue to rise 3.5% to $11.85 billion, which includes about $200 million from Williamson-Dickie. Snap gained as much as 7% right before shares held by company insiders become available for trading for the first time. The newest so-called lockup expires Monday. Nvidia spiked after a top analyst raised his price target on the stock. Canaccord Genuity’s Matthew Ramsey lifted his price target to $190 a share and said the post-earnings sell-off was the “pullback that folks have been waiting for…”


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