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19 January 2018

The main US stock indices grew moderately on the basis of Friday's session

The main US stock indexes registered a moderate increase, which was promoted by the rise in price of shares in the consumer sector and conglomerate sector.

The focus was also on the United States. As shown by preliminary research results submitted by Thomson-Reuters and the Michigan Institute, a gauge of sentiment among US consumers fell in January despite the average predictions of experts. According to the data, in January the consumer sentiment index fell to 94.4 compared with the final reading for December 95.9. It was expected that the index will rise to the level of 97 points.

Quotes of oil moderately fell on Friday, as the rebound in oil production in the US outweighed the continued decline in crude oil reserves in the country.

The components of the DOW index finished the auction mixed (15 in positive territory, 15 in negative territory). Leader of the growth were shares of NIKE, Inc. (NKE, + 4.73%). Outsider were shares of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, -4.09%).

Most sectors of the S & P recorded a rise. The conglomerate sector grew most (+ 0.9%). The utilities sector showed the greatest decrease (-0.2%).

At closing:

Dow + 0.21% 26,071.72 +53.91

Nasdaq + 0.55% 7.336.38 +40.33

S & P + 0.44% 2,810.30 +12.27

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