Major U.S. stock-indexes fell on Thursday as a spate of poor earnings reports. Moreover, the number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, suggesting labor market conditions are continuing to tighten. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 270,000 for the week ended Aug. 1, the Labor Department said on Thursday. It was the 22nd consecutive week that claims held below the 300,000 threshold, which is associated with a strengthening labor market.
Almost all of Dow stocks in negative area (26 of 30). Top looser - The Walt Disney Company (DIS, -4.74%). Top gainer - Chevron Corporation (CVX, 1.01).
Almost all S&P index sectors also in negative area. Top gainer - Healthcare (-2.2%). Top gainer - Basic Materials ( 0,3%).
At the moment:
Dow 17332.00 -143.00 -0.82%
S&P 500 2073.50 -20.25 -0.97%
Nasdaq 100 4513.00 -80.50 -1.75%
10 Year yield 2,22% -0,05
Oil 44.28 -0.87 -1.93%
Gold 1091.50 5.90 0.54%