On Tuesday, August 9, the key stock indices of the United States of America has shown in the first half of trading positive corporate reports, which contributed to the rise in stock of high-tech and health sectors. Note that eight of the ten major industry groups in the S&P 500 are to the middle of the session in the green zone, pushing the index to a new record level.
Important macroeconomic statistics today did not come out, and by 19:20 Moscow time the index broad-market Standard & Poor’s 500 increased by 0.24% to 2186,05 paragraph, the indicator of blue chips Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up 0.23 percent at level 18572,50 of points and the index high-tech industries Nasdaq Composite grows by 0.43% to 5235,61 points.
To 19:20 MSK oil rises in price on 0,23% up to $43,12 per barrel. The price of gold went plus 0.34% to $1338,00 per Troy ounce. The EUR/USD pair, meanwhile, is trading on the upside 0.27% level 1,1113.
Market capitalization pharmaceutical company Endo International has increased by 21.34% after it reported profits that exceeded average analyst expectations of wall street.
Meanwhile, quotes of the largest U.S. producer of microchips Micron Technology went to plus by 0.73% amid encouraging forecasts for earnings and sales that were better than analysts ‘ expectations.
Unsuccessful is the session for the clothing retailer Gap, whose shares retreated by 6.21% due to lower comparable sales in July. So, comparable sales declined 4% yoy, while analysts predicted a decrease of only 0.3% yoy.
In the composition of the blue-chip index twice winning more than the losers. So, Pfizer, Goldman Sachs Group, Procter & Gamble, Home Depot and Chevron rose 0,72%, 0,64%, 0,59%, 0,59% and 0.53% respectively, and quotes Cisco Systems, Merck & Co. and American Express was down by 0.32%, 0.29 percent and 0.27 percent, respectively.