Major indexes fodovye Wall Street rose slightly on Tuesday, helped boost shares of energy and technology sectors.
As it became known today, retail sales in the US fell in June, suggesting that consumer spending may weaken after recovering from a sluggish winter season sales. Sales in the retail and restaurants decreased by 0.3% compared to the previous month to a seasonally adjusted reached 442 billion. USD. In June, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday. Economists had expected growth in June to 0.3%.
In addition, the prices of imported goods fell in June, recalling that a strong dollar and a weak foreign growth is constrained by the US economy. Import prices fell by a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in June compared to the previous month, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Economists had expected import prices to rise 0.1% in June from May. Over the past year, import prices fell by 10%.
At the same time, inventories rose 0.3 percent after increasing 0.4 percent in April. The increase was in line with expectations.
It is also worth noting that confidence among small business owners US worsened the end of June, while reaching lowest level in more than a year, due to expectations of lower profits and a decline in the labor market. This was reported by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). According to the data, small business confidence index fell in June by 4.2 points - to 94.1 points (the lowest level since March 2014). It is worth emphasizing, we participated in the survey of 620 small businesses.
Oil prices rose moderately, after recovering from a 2 percent drop, which was caused by the news on Iran. As reported earlier, Iran reached an historic agreement with the US and five other world powers agreement on its nuclear program, said Tuesday morning the diplomats of Western countries. The successful completion of negotiations on Iran was long-standing goal of administration of US President Barack Obama, and now the White House to be many months of political struggle with opponents in Congress and in the allied countries of the Middle East.
Most components of the index DOW closed in positive territory (22 of 30). Outsider were shares Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, -0.56%). Most remaining shares rose UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH, 2.20%).
All sectors of the index S & P closed in the positive zone. Leaders of growth were the health sector ( 1.2%).
At the close:
Dow 0.42% 18,053.58 75.90
Nasdaq 0.66% 5,104.89 33.38
S & P 0.44% 2,108.94 9.34