Major U.S. stock-indexes are little changed on Friday as a raft of positive economic data indicated a healthy start to the third quarter. The Dow and the S&P 500 were on track to post slight gains for the week, but the Nasdaq was set to close flat in a choppy week during which China devalued its currency, hitting markets and derailing predictions of a rate hike. U.S. producer prices rose for a third straight month in July, suggesting the drag on inflation from weaker oil prices was easing, while industrial output advanced at its strongest pace in eight months in July. Inflation has been persistently running below the Fed's 2 percent target.
Most of Dow stocks in positive area (23 of 30). Top looser - Pfizer Inc. (PFE, -0.42%). Top gainer - E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD, 1.30).
Most of all S&P index sectors also in positive area. Top looser - Healthcare (-0.2%). Top gainer - Conglomerates ( 0,4%).
At the moment:
Dow 17392.00 23.00 0.13%
S&P 500 2081.25 0.75 0.04%
Nasdaq 100 4510.25 -7.00 -0.15%
10 Year yield 2,19% 0,00
Oil 42.61 0.38 0.90%
Gold 1112.90 -2.70 -0.24%