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Yesterday 23.04.2018


Wall Street ends flat

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Wall Street markets ended largely unchanged on Monday, as warnings of a slowdown in smartphone sales weighed on the Nasdaq index.

With rising bond yields also spooking investors, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 14.25 points, or 0.06%, to 24,448.69.

The S&P 500 gained 0.15 points, or 0.01%, to 2,670.29 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 17.53 points, or 0.25%, to 7,128.60.


Wall Street sheds earlier gains

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Having all started the day in positive territory, all three key US stock indexes are now down on the day.

US bond yields have edged up and that usually makes shares less attractive in comparison. However, analysts have said a strong earnings season could balance that out.

The Dow Jones is at 24,348.05, a fall of 115 points or 0.47%.

The S&P 500 is at 2,665.26, that's down 5 points or 0.18%.

And the tech-heavy Nasdaq is at 7,113.73, down 32 points or 0.45%.


Wall Street up amid earnings optimism

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All three key US share indexes are up in early trading amid optimism about a strong earnings season.

Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James, said: "We came into the earnings season with pretty lofty expectations and the earnings have been relatively strong."

The Dow Jones is at 24,487.38, that's a rise of 24 points or 0.1%.

The S&P 500 is at 2,670.76, up 0.62 of a point or 0.023%.

And the tech-heavy Nasdaq is at 7,152.68, that's 6 points or 0.092% higher.



Wall Street dragged lower by tech stocks

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All three key US share indexes fell on Thursday.

The Dow Jones closed at 24,664.89, a fall of 83 points or 0.34%.

The S&P 500 shed 14 points or 0.52% to end the day at 2,694.52.

And the tech-heavy Nasdaq was at 7,238.06, 57 points or 0.78% lower.

Tech stocks were hit my warnings from the world's biggest contract chip maker - Taiwan Semiconductor, which supplies Apple - about soft demand for smartphones.

Apples shares fell by 2.83%.

"The broader tech weakness that you're seeing is out of weak guidance that's impacting Apple and the semiconductor space," said Michael Hans, chief investment officer at New York City-based Clarfeld Financial Advisors.



Wall Street treads water

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This were pretty flat at the close of play on Wall Street.

The Dow Jones ended the day slightly down at 24,748.07, a fall of 38 points or 0.16%, dragged lower by IBM, whose sales dropped by 7.6% after a profits outlook that disappointed analysts.

The S&P 500 was at 2,709.21, that's up 3 points or 0.10%.

And the tech-heavy Nasdaq was at 7,295.24, a rise of 14 points or 0.19%.



Wall Street shares rally

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All three key US share indexes have closed higher.

The Dow Jones ended the day at 24,786.83, a rise of 213.79 points or 0.87%.

The S&P 500 was at 2,710.43, that's up 32.59 points or 1.22%.

And the tech-heavy Nasdaq was at 7,281.10, a gain of 124.81 points or 1.74%.

Shares were boosted by gains in the technology and consumer sectors.

Netflix shares soared by 10% to hit a record high after it exceeded quarterly subscriber estimates.



Wall Street higher

US stock markets ended higher on Monday, with the biggest boosts from the technology and healthcare sectors as investors turned their focus to upcoming results and appeared less worried about US-led missile attacks in Syria.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 212 points, or 0.9%, to 24,573, the S&P 500 gained 0.8% to 2,677.8 points and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.7% to 7,156.2 points.



US bank shares lose ground

Despite reporting better-than-expected first-quarter results, shares in JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo have all fallen in early trade.

The main share indexes have also lost much of their early gains, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 both up by just 0.1% while the Nasdaq has slipped 0.1%.


Wall Street opens higher

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Stocks on Wall Street have opened higher.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened up 118.62 points, or 0.5%, at 24,601.67.

The wider S&P 500 index rose 21.80 points, or 0.8%, to 2,663.99 while the tech-heavy Nasdaq index climbed 31.55 points, or 0.4%, to 7,171.80.



Wall Street closes higher

Tech and financial stocks led a rally on Wall Street as President Donald Trump toned down his views on attacking Syria and investors focused on what could be the strongest earnings reporting season in seven years.

"In the past few days, some of the worries that the market was fretting about - trade wars, Facebook, missile attacks - all of those have things have been walked back a little bit," said Michael Antonelli, managing director, institutional sales trading at Robert W. Baird in Milwaukee.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones was up 1.2% at 24,483 points, while the S&P 500 gained 0.8% to 2,6631. The Nasdaq rose 1% to 7,140.2.

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