US equity markets finished down although they was a definitive lack of trend in today’s session. A series of poor US data points weighed on the equity futures heading into the open on Wall St., and with concerns over fighting over the Israeli/Gaza border still grabbing press attention risk-assets suffered in early trade. In terms of individual stock performance Walmart finished lower by 3.5% after a lacklustre earnings report pre-market, and Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) finished as the worst performing in the S&P, down by 9.4% following reports that the co. had decided against selling themselves. Finally the DJIA finished down 0.23% at 12542.38, the S&P 500 finished down 0.16% at 1353.33 and the NASDAQ 100 finished down 0.30% at 2524.36.
16 Nov 2012 - 05:46 - - Source: RANsquawk
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