Moscow. February 1. U.S. stock indexes on Friday showed the best increase in more than four months, (2,4-2,5%), however, February has become their worst since 2009, reported Bloomberg.
Last week Standard & Poor’s 500 increased by 1.8%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 2.3%, while the Nasdaq Composite lost 0.5%. For the entire January decline indicators were, respectively, 5.1 percent, 5.5 percent and 7.9%, according to MarketWatch.
A beneficial effect on the market on the last business day of the month had news about new stimulus the Bank of Japan, as well as strong financial statements of large companies such as Microsoft Corp.
The Japanese Central Bank on Friday for the first time imposed negative interest rates on Deposit accounts, which financial organizations have in the Bank. According to the decision of the Bank of Japan, the Deposit rate is minus 0.1% against the previous plus of 0.1%. In addition, the head of the Japanese Central Bank Haruhiko Kuroda said that the Bank is ready to expand the stimulus if necessary at the expense of further reducing rates on deposits, and by increasing the volume of redemption of currencies.
When investors are confused by the data that the upturn in the US economy slowed in the fourth quarter than expected to 0.7% yoy from 2% in July-September (forecast assumed an increase of 0.8%).
All ten industry groups Standard & Poor’s 500 rose on Friday, lifting nine of them were at least 1.7%.
Securities course Microsoft by results of trades jumped by 5.8%. Profits and revenues a leading global software developer exceeded analysts ‘ forecasts in the last quarter.
Stock quote Visa and MasterCard have increased respectively by 7.4% and 6.7%, because of quarterly financials of the two largest payment systems in the world was better than expected.
Capitalization Of American Airlines Group Inc. grew by 2.2%. The company’s net income in the October-December period exceeded market expectations.
Shares of the manufacturer of home appliances Whirlpool Corp. rose 1.8%, also due to good reporting.
At the same time, the share price Amazon.com fell 7.6% after reporting weak quarterly results.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday rose by 396,66 paragraph (2,47%) – to 16466,3 item.
Standard & Poor’s 500 by results of trades grew by 46,88 points (2,48%), amounting to 1940,24 item.
The value of the Nasdaq Composite index for a day has increased by 107,28 paragraph (2,38%) to 4613,95 item.