new YorkWall Street did not make up ground on Wednesday, especially as investors parted with health care stocks. Among other things, investors fear a reform of the reimbursement system at the expense of health insurers. Against this backdrop, it went down for the insurance company UnitedHealth with a minus of 1.8 percent after the price had already fallen on Tuesday, despite surprisingly good quarterly figures by five percent. On the other hand, it was good for chip manufacturers who benefited from the Qualcomm triumph in the patent dispute with Apple on the New York Stock Exchange. Qualcomm's paper shot up over twelve percent. In the meantime, the market value of the company even rose by $ 30 billion.
Overview of the most important indices
The Dow Jones Index of Defaults hit 26,449 points on the spot. The broader S & P 500 lost 0.2 percent to 2,900 meters. The index of the technology exchange Nasdaq yielded 0.1 percent to 7996 points.
Single values in focus
On the economic side, investors learned that China's output rose 6.4% more than expected in the first quarter. Again, this benefited the chipmakers, who generate a large part of their sales in the People's Republic. Also for Intel papers, it went up with a plus of 3.2 percent, although the agreement with Apple soon again Qualcomm instead last Intel semiconductors should be installed in iPhones.
Better than expected quarterly figures from US investment bank Morgan Stanley brightened sentiment in the financial sector. Morgan Stanley's shares climbed 2.6 percent.
Pepsico stocks gained 3.7 per cent, after the beverage giant had performed surprisingly well in the quarter. Conversely, IBM was penalized with a discount of 4.2 percent for a disappointing interim report.
On the New York Stock Exchange, around 884 million shares changed hands. 1558 values increased, 2161 gave way and 322 remained unchanged. On the Nasdaq closed with sales of about 2.3 billion shares 1128 titles in the plus, 1962 in the minus and 152 unchanged.
On the US credit markets, the ten-year government bonds stood at 100-08 / 32 on the spot. They returned 2.5940 percent. The 30-year bonds remained at 100-04 / 32 and returned 2.9935 percent. The business was missing according to observers in the shortened trading week of momentum. The financial markets remain closed on Good Friday.
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