Stock trades in the United States closed on 9 September 2009. increase in the leading indices. Since investors are optimistic about the increase analysts from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. ranking of American industrial companies with a «neutral» to «attractive», which contributed to the growth of quotations in this sector. In particular, the results of the auctions on 2,6% increase in prices of industrial shares multidisciplinary group General Electric Co., And securities Illinois Tool Works Inc. went up by 5%.
At 3.9% in trading shares have risen in price in the world’s largest online auction EBay Inc., As analysts from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. raised recommendations on the «at market» to «above market». Able to strengthen its position in the trading floors of the second-largest global manufacturer of food products Kraft Foods Inc., Who is currently in talks to raise financing in the $ 8 billion to buy the British confectionary manufacturer Cadbury Plc. Following the bidding company’s shares went up by 1,5%.
Favored bidding ended and the financial sector. Thus, at 1,4% and 5,7%, respectively, on the basis of trades have risen in price action network operators of credit cards MasterCard Inc. and Capital One Financial Corp. after analysts at Citigroup Inc. raised recommendations on them. Amid increasing recommendations by 2,7% in the trades expensive and shares the sixth by assets in U.S. bank Morgan Stanley, and securities mortgage insurer Radian Group Inc. added to the price of 6,5%. At 1,9%, 3,8% and 9,7%, respectively, on the basis of trades have risen in price the shares of financial insurers MBIA Inc., Ambac Financial Group Inc. and Genworth Financial Inc.
The undisputed leader of growth on the basis of bidding was based pharmaceutical company Vivus Inc. Quotes of the company jumped to a record 71%, as the company’s management announced the laboratory test data showing the effectiveness of the developed Vivus drug against obesity under the brand Qnexa.
At the same time trading closed in the red for the investment bank Lazard Ltd., As part of its shareholders agreed to publicly place 5.2 million shares to raise financing. This led to a decrease in the value of securities the bank’s 4.4%.
Dow Jones index rose by 49.88 points (0.53%) — up to 9,547.22 points NASDAQ — at 22.62 points (1.11%) — up to 2,060.39 points S&P — at 7.98 points (0.78%) — up to 1,033.37 points.
Key economic data: -Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended Sept. 5 (consensus 560K; prior 570K) and Continuing Claims for the week ended Aug. 29 (consensus 6.200 mln; prior 6.234 mln) at 8:30ET -July Trade Balance at 8:30ET (consensus -$27.3 bln; prior -$27.0 bln)
Fed/Treasury calendar: -Atlanta President Lockhart speaks on U.S. and global economic interactions at 12:30ET -Secretary Geithner testifies before a Congressional Oversight Panel on TARP at 13:00ET -Vice Chairman Kohn speaks on the U.S. monetary policy response to the financial crisis at 16:15ET
Bond auction results: -$12 bln in 30-year Bonds reopening at 13:00ET
Earnings: -NSM is the only company confirmed to report today after the close