USA: a good month for the Standard & Poor’s 500

On Tuesday, may 31, in the first half of trading session the us stock market is trading mixed.

Meanwhile, the index Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained from the beginning of may about 1.6%, reaching a maximum in the last six months.

From the published macroeconomic statistics it can be noted the data on personal income and spending for April. So, the growth rate of personal income 0.4% m/m, while personal expenses, according to the adjusted data, increased by 1% m/m.

In addition, the Chicago index of business activity in may amounted to 49.3, while the expected 50.7 points, while the consumer confidence index in may was at the level of 92.6 points, while the predicted 96 points.

By 19:15 Moscow time the index broad-market Standard & Poor’s 500 lowered by 0.24% to reach 2094,04 paragraph, the indicator of blue chips Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 0.51% to a level of 17781,57 of points and the index high-tech industries Nasdaq Composite increased by 0.02% to the values in 4934,11 points.

Brent crude has risen in price on 0,460% to $50,59 per barrel. The price of gold rose to 0,030% to $1214,2 per Troy ounce. The currency pair EUR/USD, meanwhile, traded in positive territory on 0,040% at 1,1139.

Among shares of blue-chip index Dow Jones large part of securities trading on the downside. The leader of growth are Caterpillar(+1%) and Verizon Communications (+0.6 percent). Main outsiders are Nike (-1,44%) and DuPont (-1,43%).

Quotes of the developer of a drug for the treatment of leukemia Celator Pharmaceuticals increased by 71% amid reports of its acquisition by the Irish company Jazz Pharma for $1.5 billion.

The market capitalization of the manufacturer of Botox Allergan increased by 2.2% in connection with a report that billionaire Carl Icahn (Carl Icahn) acquired the shares of the company.

Shares of energy company Great Plains Energy lose in value approximately 7.2% due to the acquisition of Westar Energy for $8.6 billion, including the debt amount will be $12.2 billion.

The value of the shares of Westar, in turn, increased by 6.5%.

Paper of medical equipment manufacturer Medtronic cheaper by 1.3%, despite the fact that quarterly profit and revenue exceeded the average forecast of analysts.

USA: a good month for the Standard & Poor’s 500 31.05.2016

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