Stocks Ended Slightly Changed Ahead of Jobís Report
Major U.S. stock indexes rose and then closed slightly changed prior to the job's report. The August job's data will be a significant indicator for the Federal Reserve official's decision regarding the interest-rate hike.
The decline of oil prices have pulled down energy shares, however stocks increased near the closing of the session.The S&P 500's energy sector slipped by 0.3 percent and shares of Chevron dropped to 37 cents or 0.3 percent to $100.21. The S&P 500's financial shares was down by 0.4 percent. The broader S&P 500 slightly changed by declining 0.004 percent to 2170.86. The Nasdaq Composite increased by 0.3 percent to 5227.21 while shares of technology jumped. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed by 0.1 percent to 18419.30. In the blue-chip index, Wal-Mart Stores drove gains surging by two percent to 72.84.
The Institute for Supply Management has announced that the manufacturing activity index was down to 49.4 in August.
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