The New York Stock Exchange concluded lower Thursday digesting US indicators and disappointing corporate results.
According to final results, the index of flagship stocks Dow Jones lost 0.38% to 31,493.34 points. The Nasdaq, with a strong technological coloring, dropped 0.72% to 13,865.36 points and the S&P 500 dropped 0.44% to 3,913.97 points.
Wall Street, which had started more badly, reduced its losses a little in the second part of the session.
“We had disappointing results from Walmart,” said Peter Cardillo of Spartan Capital Securities as the retail giant reported a decline in earnings per share despite strong sales growth.
The title, a heavyweight in the Dow Jones index, lost 6.41% to 137.77 dollars.
Added to this was a series of mixed US indicators.
Unemployment claims rose over a week contrary to expectations.
Between February 7 and 13, 861,000 people registered as unemployed, while analysts expected 775,000.
New housing starts fell in January, for the first time since August, dropping 6% from December.
Finally, a sign of a warming in prices, the import price index for January rose 1.4%, the largest increase since 2012. Even after removing oil prices which have risen sharply in recent weeks , the increase in prices imported to the United States is 0.9%.
Yields on 10-year Treasuries remained feverish, climbing above 1.31% in the morning before settling around 1.28% at the end of the session.
This nervousness over money rates is being interpreted as a sign that investors are worried about the economy overheating with the massive $ 1.9 trillion support plan planned that could initiate a resurgence in inflation.
“The market is struggling with this rebound in bond yields right now,” observed Peter Cardillo. “I’m not sure this is the start of a correction, so far it’s just a break,” added the analyst.
The stock of video game distributor Gamestop fell 11.41% to $ 40.70 after being the center of a marathon hearing Thursday by a Congressional Finance Committee on the implications of the speculative fever that had shaken the stock and New York Square last month.