The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.5%, high-tech NASDAQ – on 1,08%, the index of wide market S&P 500 – on 0,85%.
MOSCOW, 13 Nov. U.S. stock indexes at the opening of trading on Friday slightly slowed the decline after the publication of monthly statistics on consumer sentiment in the country, according to AFP.
As at 18.21 GMT industrial index Dow Jones fell by 0.5% to 17296,68 point, high-tech NASDAQ — on 1,08%, to 4949,19 points, the index of wide market S&P 500 — on 0,85%, to 2028,51 item.
The index of consumer sentiment University of Michigan (Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index), reflecting the degree of confidence of households to the U.S. economy in November, according to the final evaluation, rose to 93.1 points with 90 points in October, according to a statement on the website of the University. Statistics were better than analysts ‘ forecasts, expecting growth of an indicator to 91,5 points.
The index of current economic conditions in November rose to 104,8 102,3 point to point in October. The economic expectations index was 85.6 points, rising from 82.1 points a month earlier.
However, investor sentiment continue to influence published earlier on Friday, statistics on the volume of retail sales in the U.S., which were worse than expected. Retail sales in the U.S. in October in monthly terms increased by 0.1%. Analysts had expected growth rate of 0.3%. The September change was revised upward by 0.1% to zero.
Retail sales, excluding autos and parts, in October increased compared with the revised September rate is 0.2%. Analysts had expected growth of 0.4%. September the corresponding figure was degraded: the decline in sales was 0.4% instead of 0.3%.