U.S. Stock Markets Ended Session in the Red
The American stock markets were lower at the close on Thursday due to the negative dynamics in the Oil & Gas, Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors. At the close the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 0,30%, the S&P 500 index decreased by 0,24%, NASDAQ Composite was down 0,58%.
The best performers of the session on Dow Jones were Nike Inc, that rose by 1,36 points (1,50%), and ended at 92,17. Procter & Gamble Company added 1,29 points. (1,05%), to trade at 124,31 at the close. Merck & Company Inc grew by 0,78 points. (0,94%), and ended at 83,88.
The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, its shares fell by 6,69 points. (3,01%), to trade at 215,48 at the close. The top performers on S&P 500 were ConAgra Foods Inc, which rose 3,68% to 31,00, Whirlpool Corporation, that were up 3%, and ended at 154,84 at the close, as well as AbbVie Inc, that grew by 2,69% to trade at 74,03 at the close.
The number of falling stocks outnumbered the advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1646 to1233, and 81 ended unchanged. In NASDAQ 1843 fell, 773 grew, and 76 ended unchanged.
The American stock indices fell after the news on Trump’s alleged pressure on the Ukrainian president into investigating Democrat Joe Biden, the Trump’s rival in the U.S. 2020 presidential campaign.