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US close: Stocks record heavy losses as consumer confidence falls to 16-month low

Tue 28 June 2022 21:55 | A A A

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(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks closed sharply lower on Tuesday as market participants digested news that consumer confidence had hit a 16-month low

At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 1.56% at 30,946.99, while the S&P 500 was 2.01% weaker at 3,821.55 and the Nasdaq Composite saw out the session 2.98% softer at 11,181.54.

The Dow closed 491.27 points lower on Tuesday, extending losses recorded in the previous session.

Consumer confidence data from the Conference Board was in focus on Tuesday, decreasing to 98.7 in June, following a decline to 103.2 in May to stand at its lowest level since February 2021. The present situation index, based on consumers' assessment of current business and labor market conditions, declined marginally to 147.1 from 147.4 in May, while the expectations index, based on consumers' short-term outlook for income, business, and labour market conditions, decreased sharply to 66.4 from 73.7 to its lowest level since March 2013.

Elsewhere on the macro front, an advance reading of America's goods trade balance narrowed to -$104.31bn in May from an upwardly revised print of -$106.7bn in April, according to the Census Bureau, the lowest trade deficit so far in 2022, while the Federal Housing Finance Agency's US house price index increased to 392.86 points in April, up from 386.82 points in March.

In the corporate space, the owner of UK chemist chain Boots has decided to abandon its sale as it hasn't been able to attract an adequate offer. Following a review that began in January, Walgreens Boots Alliance said it has decided to keep its Boots and No7 Beauty Company businesses under existing ownership.

US banks were also in focus after several big names raised their dividends as a result of successfully clearing this year's Federal Reserve stress tests, including Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs. However, both JPMorgan and Citigroup cautioned that increasingly tight capital requirements had forced them to keep their dividends as they were.

No major earnings were released on Tuesday.

Reporting by Iain Gilbert at Sharecast.com

Dow Jones - Risers

Chevron Corp. (CVX) $149.94 1.61%

Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) $52.53 0.59%

Unitedhealth Group Inc. (UNH) $508.44 0.55%

Dowdupont Inc. (DWDP) $30.52 0.00%

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) $230.94 0.00%

Travelers Company Inc. (TRV) $167.47 -0.01%

Boeing Co. (BA) $138.70 -0.01%

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) $187.44 -0.08%

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) $299.49 -0.43%

JP Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) $115.82 -0.48%

Dow Jones - Fallers

Nike Inc. (NKE) $102.78 -6.99%

Salesforce.Com Inc. (CRM) $171.46 -5.43%

Home Depot Inc. (HD) $270.15 -4.44%

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) $256.48 -3.17%

Apple Inc. (AAPL) $137.44 -2.98%

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) $40.96 -2.92%

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $176.94 -2.84%

Visa Inc. (V) $198.12 -2.67%

Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) $91.90 -2.67%

Intel Corp. (INTC) $37.78 -2.20%

S&P 500 - Risers

Hess Corp. (HES) $112.92 5.57%

Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) $61.71 4.77%

Marathon Oil Corp. (MRO) $24.13 4.37%

Diamondback Energy Inc. (FANG) $129.80 4.35%

Eog Resources Inc. (EOG) $118.31 4.00%

FMC Technologies Inc. (FTI) $6.91 3.91%

National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) $17.32 3.77%

Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) $31.74 3.76%

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) $116.25 3.57%

QUALCOMM Inc. (QCOM) $131.60 3.48%

S&P 500 - Fallers

Nike Inc. (NKE) $102.78 -6.99%

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) $80.78 -6.24%

Bath & Body Works, Inc. (BBWI) $29.00 -5.78%

Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) $23.27 -5.75%

Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) $115.10 -5.60%

Salesforce.Com Inc. (CRM) $171.46 -5.43%

Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) $71.82 -5.43%

Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) $159.82 -5.26%

Meta Platforms Inc. (META) $160.68 -5.20%

Biogen Inc (BIIB) $202.51 -5.18%

Nasdaq 100 - Risers

Trip.com Group Limited (TCOM) $27.22 10.79%

QUALCOMM Inc. (QCOM) $131.60 3.48%

Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) $59.51 3.15%

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) $182.50 0.00%

Cerner Corp. (CERN) $94.92 0.00%

Shire Plc Ads (SHPG) $179.20 0.00%

Xilinx Inc. (XLNX) $194.92 0.00%

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (MXIM) $0.00 0.00%

Mylan Inc. (MYL) $0.00 0.00%

Celgene Corp. (CELG) $108.24 0.00%

Nasdaq 100 - Fallers

Mercadolibre Inc. (MELI) $665.00 -7.29%

Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) $71.82 -5.43%

Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) $159.82 -5.26%

Meta Platforms Inc. (META) $160.68 -5.20%

Biogen Inc (BIIB) $202.51 -5.18%

Amazon.Com Inc. (AMZN) $107.40 -5.14%

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) $179.60 -5.04%

Tesla Inc (TSLA) $697.99 -5.00%

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) $176.81 -4.87%

Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) $72.78 -4.66%

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