Major U.S. stock-indexes slightly rose on Thursday, breaking away from sliding oil prices, as strong U.S. durable goods data pointed to a recovery in the struggling manufacturing sector. Orders for U.S. durable goods rose more than expected in January, as demand picked up across the board. Movements in crude prices have been the biggest influence on stock markets this year as investors see weak energy demand as a sign of sluggish global growth.
Most of all Dow stocks in positive area (22 of 30). Top looser - Chevron Corporation (CVX, -1,58%). Top gainer - United Technologies Corporation (UTX, 3,87%).
Most of S&P sectors also in positive area. Top looser - Basic Materials (-1,0%). Top gainer - Utilities ( 0,8%).
At the moment:
Dow 16530.00 57.00 0.35%
S&P 500 1932.50 2.25 0.12%
Nasdaq 100 4199.50 -9.00 -0.21%
Oil 31.65 -0.50 -1.56%
Gold 1241.10 2.00 0.16%
U.S. 10yr 1.69 -0.05