Major U.S. stock-indexes are little changed on Thursday as equities tracked oil prices. Oil pared earlier gains but remained steady after jumping 7% on Wednesday as the dollar weakened after weak U.S. data and comments from a Fed policymaker signaled that further rate hikes could be delayed. Wall Street opened lower after data showed that weekly jobless claims rose more than expected and nonfarm productivity fell in the fourth quarter at its fastest pace in more than a year. New orders for U.S. factory goods also fell in December by the most in a year. Chances of future interest rate increases this year are steadily fading.
Dow stocks mixed (16 in positive area, 14 in negative). Top looser - NIKE, Inc. (NKE, -3,02%). Top gainer - Caterpillar Inc. (CAT, 3,65%).
Most of S&P sectors in negative area. Top looser - Healthcare (-0,9%). Top gainer - Conglomerates ( 2,3%).
At the moment:
Dow 16342.00 79.00 0.49%
S&P 500 1912.75 4.25 0.22%
Nasdaq 100 4166.25 -5.25 -0.13%
Oil 32.36 0.08 0.25%
Gold 1155.00 13.70 1.20%
U.S. 10yr 1.87 -0.01