How major United States stock indexes fared Friday

12 Août, 2018, 14:57 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Dow down 200 emerging markets crashing on US-Turkey geopolitical concerns

The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 13.20 for a gain of 1.93 points or 17.13%.

The benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average and broader S&P 500 finished the week at a loss while the tech-heavy Nasdaq posted a slender gain. The S&P technology index fell 0.8 per cent, with Intel down 2.6 per cent after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "sell".

Shares of Apple rose 0.8 percent, while those of Amazon (AMZN.O) were up 0.6 percent.

Leading the index were Pretium Resources Inc., up 19.4 per cent, Enerflex Ltd., up 9.4 per cent, and Ritchie Bros.

US market indexes saw a decline in Treasury yields Friday as concerns over Turkey's currency caused increased buying of open market Treasuries.

Microchip Technology shares fell 11.6 percent after disappointing second-quarter revenue forecast.

Investors fled to safe-haven assets, pushing the dollar to a 13-month high and weighing on USA bond yields that slipped to a three-week low.

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"Today's impact has set the markets in a temporary risk-off sentiment", said Matt Forester, chief investment officer of BNY Mellon's Lockwood Advisors.

The Nasdaq added 27.09 points, or 0.3 per cent.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 222 points, or 0.9%, at 25,286, the S&P 500 index fell 0.7% at 2,833, while the Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 0.8% at 7,831.

The S&P 500 is up 179.97 points, or 6.7 per cent.

The Dow is up 790.01 points, or 3.2 per cent.

Shares of trade-sensitive companies also declined, including Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar, which were all down at least 1.4 percent.

Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 2.12-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.47-to-1 ratio favored decliners. Two other key United States indices, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, pulled back 0.7 percent. Excluding the energy sector, the earnings growth estimate declines to 20.4 percent, according to Thomson Reuters.

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