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Yesterday 24.08.2016


Wall Street lower as healthcare slips

US stocks fell, led by declines in healthcare stocks with pharmaceutical firm Mylan sliding on concerns about a government probe.



New York opens higher

Wall Street opened higher for the first time in three days as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech this week for clues on the next interest rate hike. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.4% at 18,598 points. The S&P 500 was up 0.3% at 2,189.8, while the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.4% at 5,265 points. 



US energy shares down on oil price fall

US stock markets were mixed as increases in the value of biotech stocks offset a fall in energy shares caused by a sharp drop in the oil price.

Pfizer shares flatline

Investors are unmoved following Pfizer's $14bn deal to buy Medivation - Pfizer shares are becalmed at $34.94 in New York as trading gets underway on Wall Street for another week. 

Medivation, however, is almost 20% higher, as you might expect of a bid target. The jump now values the company at $13.3bn,

The Dow Jones has followed the FTSE 100 lower, shedding 0.4% to 18,478 points, the S&P 500 lost 0.3% to 2,176 points, while the Nasdaq also slipped 0.3% to 5,224 points. 

Mining and materials shares were hit as the prices of copper and other metals declined.  



Wall Street falls on Fed worries

US markets closed lower amid uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve will next move interest rates

Wall Street falls

Markets in New York have closed slightly lower, led by declines in shares of utilities as investors weighed prospects for an interest rate increase in the coming months. 

The Dow Jones fell 0.25% to 18,552 points, the S&P 500 lost 0.15% to 2,183 points and the Nasdaq was almost flat at 5,238 points.  


Wall Street starts lower

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Markets in New York have opened lower after a week of choppy trading as the corporate results season winds down and investors again focus on the timing of the Federal Reserve's next interest rate hike. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.15% at 18,569 points, the S&P 500 fell 0.2% at 2,182 points and the Nasdaq was also 0.2 lower at 5,229 points. 



Walmart results boost US markets

US markets closed higher with Walmart shares rising 2% after reporting strong quarterly earnings.



US stocks edge higher after Fed minutes

US stock markets end slightly higher, having traded lower for most of the session, following minutes from the US Federal Reserve.

US stocks slip ahead of Fed minutes

Stocks on Wall Street fall as investors wait for the release of minutes from the US Federal Reserve's July meeting.
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