U.S. stocks fell slightly at the end of Thursday


Moscow. November 20. U.S. stock indices ended the session on Thursday a slight decline amid falling oil prices and weak quarterly reporting of a number of companies, reports Bloomberg.

In addition, according to a report by the U.S. labor Department, the number of Americans who first applied for unemployment benefits last week fell by 5 thousand to 271 thousand Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg were expecting a decrease in the number of applications for 6 thousand to 270 thousand

According to the Protocol of the October fed meeting, released Wednesday evening, the majority of the members of the management of the Central Bank noted that due to improved economic conditions, the tightening of monetary policy before the end of the current year will be reasonable.

Meanwhile, the participants of the meeting agreed that the rate of increase in the cost of credit should be slow and gradual.

According to futures quotations at the level of basic interest rates, the probability of its increase at the meeting of December 15-16, valued at 66%, and before publication of the Protocol. “Most likely, some time the market will move sideways, as the recovery after the correction was too quick,” said investment analyst at GuideStone Capital Management David Spica.

Capitalization of Keurig Green Mountain jumped 18%. Manufacturer of coffee machines reported significantly less strong reduction in profits in the last quarter than was estimated earlier.

Manufacturer’s profit cloud software Salesforce.com Inc. also exceeded expectations, and its paper has increased in price by 5.8%.

The cost of the manufacturer Intel shares rose 3.4% on strong revenue forecast for 2016.

Quotes of the securities of the Internet company Match Group Inc. and payment service Square Inc. jumped on the first trading day after IPO. Match has added 23%, Square – 45%.

Shares of retailer Best Buy Co. decreased in price by 8%. The world’s largest network of stores of consumer electronics disappointed investors with its quarterly results and issued a weak forecast for the current quarter.

The market value of the insurer UnitedHealth Group fell 5.7% after the company downgraded its earnings forecast for 2015.

Paper Chevron Corp. fell by 1.5%, while Chesapeake Energy shares fell 10 per cent after oil prices fallen to the lowest level in three months.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average on November 19, fell to 4.41 points (0.02%) and amounted to 17732,75 item.

Standard & Poor’s 500 has decreased on 2,34 points (0,11%) – to 2081,24 item.

The Nasdaq Composite index lost 1.56 points (0,03%) and amounted to 5073,64 item.