U.S. stocks mostly fell on Thursday

Moscow. December 25. American stock indices showed mostly negative dynamics by the end of trading on Thursday, with the s & P 500 rose last week by 2.8%, according to Bloomberg.

On Thursday, the U.S. markets held an abbreviated business day, and on Friday the auctions in the USA will not be held due to the celebration of Christmas.

The number of Americans who first applied for unemployment benefits last week decreased by 5 thousand to 267 thousand Is the lowest figure in the last four weeks.

According to revised data the previous week were filed 272 thousand applications, not 271 thousand, as previously reported. Surveyed by Bloomberg analysts had expected a decline of 1 thousand with the previously announced level of the previous week – up to 270 thousand

It is noted that after a significant jump on the results of tenders on Wednesday, the s & P 500 went into plus by the end of the year. However, since the beginning of December, the indicator lost 0.9%, which is the worst dynamics for this month since 2002.

“Oil prices were a bit older, and some investors are interested in this, – says a senior investment analyst at Gradient Investments Group Maryanne Montagne. – Raising rates the fed has become a Testament to the strength of the U.S. economy that is supported by good data from the labour market”.

Paper mining and oil companies showed the worst performance this year, recently became the leaders of growth and ended the week higher by more than 4.5%.

The price of securities Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. rose 1.6% after rising by 16% on Wednesday.

Capitalization pharmaceutical company KaloBios Pharma decreased by 5.1% on the news of its imminent delisting.

The value of the shares of the manufacturer of polymer materials SunEdison increased by 9.8%. The company is in talks about opening new lines of credit in the amount of $650 million.

The s & P 500 December 24, decreased by 3.3% (0,16%) – to 2060,99 item.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 50,44 paragraph (0,29%) and amounted to 17552,17 item.

The Nasdaq Composite index gained 2.56 points (0,05%) and amounted to 5048,49 item.

And Nasdaq, and Dow Jones at the end of the week added about 2.5%.