Major U.S. stock-indexes fluctuated. Strong quarterly results of Alphabet (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) boosted technology shares. This helped offset the losses in the energy sector, triggered by weak quarterly reports from ExxonMobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX).
Negative impact on the investors' sentiment had also weaker-than-expected U.S. Q2 GDP data. The Commerce Department reported that the U.S. gross domestic product grew 1.2 percent in the second quarter, following a 0.8 percent in the first quarter. This was well below the 2.6% growth forecast of economists.
Most of Dow stocks in positive area (18 of 30). Top gainer - Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ, +1.35%). Top loser - Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM, -1.91%).
All S&P sectors, but for Industrial Goods (-0.11%), in positive area. Top gainer - Technology (+0.73%).
At the moment:
Dow 18392.00 +16.00 +0.09%
S&P 500 2171.50 +6.75 +0.31%
Nasdaq 100 4736.00 +16.25 +0.34%
Crude Oil 41.35 +0.21 +0.51%
Gold 1357.50 +16.30 +1.22%
U.S. 10yr 1.47 -0.04