US stocks finish lower, but log monthly gains

2021-04-30 23:14:16 GMT (Economies.com)
US stocks finish lower, but log monthly gains

Wall Street closed lower on Friday, weighed down by weak Chinese data, but the main US stock indices posted monthly gains in April.

 

Data showed that the Chinese manufacturing PMI fell to 51.1 points last month, lower than forecasts of a rise to 55.9 points, from 51.9 in the previous reading.

 

The US personal income index rose 21.1% in March, while personal spending rose 4.2%.

 

This week, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Tesla have all reported strong earnings for the first quarter, while Twitter reported disappointing business results.

 

To the oil market, WTI crude June futures fell 2.2% or $1.43, and closed at $ 63.58 a barrel, after hitting a day high of $64.9 and a low of $63.08, but posted weekly gains of 2.3% and monthly gains of 7%.

 

Brent June futures fell 2.6% or $1.80, and closed at $ 66.76 a barrel, after hitting a high of $68.4 and a low of $67.06, with weekly gains of 1% and monthly gains of 7.1%.

 

As for stocks, Dow Jones fell 0.5% or 185 points, and closed at 33874, after it hit a day high of 33988, and a low of 33784, with a weekly loss of 0.5%, and a monthly gains of 2.7%.

 

Nasdaq fell 0.8% or 120 points to 13962, with a high of 14084 and a low of 13941, and registered a 0.4% weekly loss, and 5.4% monthly gains.

 

S&P 500 fell 0.7% or 30 points to 4181, and posted a 0.1% weekly gain, and a monthly gain of 5.2%, after hitting a high of 4198 and a low of 4174.

 
 
 
  Symbol Last Change Chg.%
1.2083
-0.0090
0.7406%
1.4034
-0.0102
0.7233%
Tadawul
10322.68
86.96
0.85%
26.882
-0.922
3.318%
64.710
-0.682
1.043%
67.90
-1.42
2.05%
1815.270
-28.955
1.570%
 
 
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