Major U.S. stock-indexes fell on Thursday after a slump in Wal-Mart weighed on consumer stocks, oil prices retreated and sectors that drove the three-day rally gave up some gains. Crude oil prices, whose performance has been tightly tied to the stock market, dropped from session highs after a report showed U.S. crude stocks rose last week. Brent crude was flat.
Dow stocks mixed (15 vs 15). Top looser - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT, -4,70%). Top gainer - International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, 5,34%).
Most of all S&P sectors in negative area. Top looser - Basic Materials (-0,3%). Top gainer - Utilities ( 1,3%).
At the moment:
Dow 16418.00 5.00 0.03%
S&P 500 1920.25 -2.50 -0.13%
Nasdaq 100 4180.50 -16.25 -0.39%
Oil 33.22 0.24 0.73%
Gold 1218.90 7.50 0.62%
U.S. 10yr 1.79 -0.03