Major U.S. stock-indexes fell in late morning trading on Friday, retreating from recent record highs, as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's economic outlook for clues on the timing of a rate hike after new data showed a rise in inflation. Consumer prices moderated last month, data showed, but the so-called core consumer price index, which strips out food and energy costs, posted its largest gain since January 2013.
Most of Dow stocks in negative area (25 of 30). Top looser - The Boeing Company (BA, -1.37%). Top gainer - Apple Inc. (AAPL, 0.74%).
All of S&P index sectors in negative area. Top looser - Utilities (-0.6%).
At the moment:
Dow 18205.00 -53.00 -0.29%
S&P 500 2124.25 -3.75 -0.18%
Nasdaq 100 4528.00 -0.75 -0.02%
10-year yield 2.20% 0.01
Oil 59.82 -0.90 -1.48%
Gold 1206.00 1.90 0.16%