Wall Street: Major US stock indexes slightly higher



Major U.S. stock indexes are slightly above zero on Wednesday, with moderate success in the technology sector and the consumer goods sector was offset by falling financial sector ahead of quarterly reporting banks on wall street.

A review of vacancies and labor turnover (JOLTS) published by the Bureau of labor statistics of the United States, showed that in August the number of vacancies decreased to 6,082 million meanwhile, the figure for July was revised downwards – to 6.14 million with 6.17 million (a record high). Analysts had expected the number of vacancies reduced to 6,125 million, a vacancy rate was 4.0 percent, unchanged compared to July. The number of job openings was little changed in the private sector and government segment. As for industries, the number of job openings rose in health care and social assistance (+71 000) and in the manufacturing of durable goods (+31 000). The reduction in vacancies was recorded in the sector of other services (-95 000) educational services (-51 000) and manufacturing-durable goods (-48 000).

Oil prices remained virtually unchanged, ending its two-day increase. Falling prices kept the statements of the OPEC that the oil market gradually tightened after years of oversupply.

Most of the components of the index DOW are in the red (17 of 30). The growth leader – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, +1.96%). Outsider – General Electric Company (GE -1.54%).

Most sectors in the S&P in positive territory. The highest growth was in the utilities sector (+0.2%). The greatest decrease shows the sector of industrial goods (-0.2%).

At the moment the futures shown by the following dynamics:

Dow 22803.00 +19.00 +0.08%

S&P 500 2550.75 +2.25 +0.09%

Nasdaq 100 6073.25 +8.00 +0.13%

Oil 50.97 +0.05 +0.10%

Gold 1289.10 -4.70 -0.36%

U. S. 10yr 2.35 +0.00

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Wall Street: Major US stock indexes slightly higher 11.10.2017

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