New York (AFP)
Wall Street was evolving in dispersed order Monday morning, at the start of a week when investors will watch several US indicators to take the pulse of the recovery in economic activity.
Around 2:05 p.m. GMT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.50% to 34,999.98 points while the technology-heavy Nasdaq fell 1.48% to 13,549.25 points.
The extended S&P 500 index was close to equilibrium (-0.10% to 4,228.56 points).
“The economic calendar is on the back burner today, but it will fill up this week with important data on inflation, a topic that has been under increased scrutiny for some time as the Fed may start to reduce its asset buyback program, "noted analysts at Charles Schwab.
The Labor Department will release the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for April on Wednesday.
In March, inflation stood at 0.6% monthly and 2.6% over one year.
Market players will take note of the weekly figures for unemployment benefit claims on Thursday.
On Friday, the Commerce Department will release retail sales in April, the Federal Reserve will release the US industrial production report last month, and the University of Michigan will release its preliminary estimate on consumer confidence in May.
At the end of last week, the employment figures in the United States were disappointing with only 266,000 jobs created in April, far from the expected million.
Several large listed companies are also due to publish their quarterly results in the coming days, including the American video game giant Electronic Arts on Tuesday and Walt Disney Company, a member of the Dow Jones, on Thursday.
Cosmetics company Coty fell 9.28% after announcing, before the opening of the stock market, a decline in sales in the first quarter due in particular to containment measures in Europe.
The Marriott hotel group, whose quarterly revenue was slightly below analysts' forecasts, lost 1.96%.
However, the company said it expected a rebound in demand thanks to progress in vaccination campaigns against the coronavirus.
The energy sub-sector within the S&P 500, on the other hand, was up (+ 1.58%), driven by fears over supply after a cyberattack that forced a major fuel distributor in the United States to shut down. its huge pipeline network last weekend.
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