Main US stock indexes on Thursday have not demonstrated a single dynamics on the background of the financial report, the data on the real estate market and work in the country, Dow Jones has updated the record; according to the auction.
Dow Jones industrial average increased by 0.16% — to 20100,91 points, the index of high-tech companies NASDAQ decreased on 0,02%, to 5655,18 points. The index of wide market S&P 500 fell by 0.07% to 2296,68 points.
New home sales in the country in December decreased by 10.4% from a revised November 536 thousand, while analysts expected decrease in this indicator by 1% in comparison with the November indicator to 588 thousand. The number of initial claims for unemployment benefits in the U.S. for the week ended January 21, increased by 22 thousand from a revised figure of the previous week and amounted to 259 thousand. Analysts had expected growth rate of 13 per thousand than the previous week — up to 247 thousand.
On the eve of the DJIA for the first time in history closed above the psychologically important level of 20,000 points, the other indexes also rose.
The net profit of the online auction eBay in the fourth quarter soared to 12.44%, reaching 5,936 billion, or 5.3 dollars per share. Experts expected the index at 0.54 dollars per share. The number of active customers increased by 3%, to 167 million.
Net profit of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of components for mobile devices Qualcomm Incorporated for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 fiscal year (ended December 25) fell 2.1%, to 0.7 billion, or 0.46 dollars per share vs us $ 0.99 per share a year earlier.
Manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, engines and industrial turbines, American Caterpillar’s fourth-quarter net loss of 12.4%, to 1,171 billion, or $ 2 per share. Experts expected profit at the level of $ 0.66 per share. “Maybe we’re going too fast or far, but we fairly valued”, — said the Agency MarketWatch senior investicinis Kirr Marbach & Co mark foster (Mark Foster).