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Wall Street closes mixed and the Dow Jones yields 0.18%

New York, .- Wall Street closed this Monday and the Industrial Dow Jones, its main indicator, gave 0.18% after a day marked by expectations about the upcoming quarterly results and the rise in the price of oil .

At the end of the session on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones fell 48.49 points to stand at 26,511.05, while the selective S & P 500 rose a slight 0.10% or 2.94 units, to 2,907.97

On the other hand, the composite index of the Nasdaq market, in which the main technological groups are trading, progressed a bit more, by 0.22% or 17.20 points, to 8,015.27.

The New York parquet opened in red and soon after the S & P and the Nasdaq rallied, but the Dow did not suffer the same fate and remained in negative territory on this first day following the long weekend of Easter in the US.

Investors have the expectations placed on the more than 140 companies of the S & P 500 that publish their quarterly figures this week, such as Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, United Technologies, Verizon or Twitter, which will do so tomorrow.

Boeing, which discloses its data on Wednesday, was one of the Dow’s worst-hit firms (-1.29%), in response to complaints from workers at the company’s 787 aircraft plant about shoddy production and bad security practices, according to The New York Times.

Wall Street also focused on the oil market, as US crude rose in price in reaction to the decision of the Donald Trump administration not to allow the purchase of Iranian oil by some countries.

By sector, energy was the most progressed, 2.05%, far ahead of communications (0.72%), and most ended in red, led by real estate (-1.05%) and that of basic materials (-0.67%).

Among the 30 listed in the Industrial Dow Jones, the biggest advance was for UnitedHealth (2.42%), followed by oil companies Exxon Mobil (2.18%) and Chevron (1.70%) and Verizon (0 , 57%).
Losses predominated, led by Nike (-2.06%), Travelers (-1.67%), American Express (-1.18%), IBM (-1.03%) and Pfizer (-1.02%). ).

In other markets, the Texas oil rose to $ 65.70 and, at the close of Wall Street, gold rose to $ 1,276.80 an ounce, the return on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.587% and the dollar lost land against the euro, which changed to $ 1,1257. (EFEUSA)

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