Log in
Login
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersCalendar 
The feature you requested does not exist. However, we suggest the following feature:

PrivateBancorp : US stocks rise following strong gains in global markets

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
06/29/2016 | 04:32pm CEST

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Wednesday, echoing strong gains in global markets as investor worries about Britain's vote to leave the European Union eased. Traders also got encouraging data on U.S. consumer spending.

Materials, consumer and financial companies were among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks also rose as the price of crude oil headed higher.

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index turned slightly positive for the year.

The Dow gained 161 points, or 0.9 percent, to 17,571 as of 10:27 a.m. Eastern Time. The S&P 500 index rose 21 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,057. The Nasdaq composite added 57 points, or 1.2 percent, to 4,749.

European stock indexes also posted solid gains. The British pound edged up against the dollar following its plunge after the British vote last week.

On Wall Street, investors had their eye on new data on consumer spending and the latest batch of company deal news.

The Commerce Department said that consumer spending increased 0.4 percent in May on top of a 1.1 percent surge in April. The data underscore that consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity, picked up in the spring after getting off to a slow start in 2016.

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce agreed to buy bank holding company PrivateBancorp for $47 per share in cash and stock, or $3.73 billion. News of the deal sent PrivateBancorp shares up 22.5 percent. The stock added $8.07 to $44.

Data storage company Seagate Technology was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500 index, adding $1.13, or 5 percent, to $23.68. Rival Western Digital also rose, gaining $1.46, or 3.2 percent, to $45.08.

Global financial markets were rattled last Friday by the British "leave" vote, which many investors did not seem to anticipate. Stocks and oil fell, as did the pound, while bonds and gold rose thanks to their perceived status as safe havens. Ratings agency S&P slashed its top-shelf credit rating for the U.K.

But the two-day slump broke on Tuesday, as investors appeared to set aside their anxiety over Britain's vote.

On Wednesday, Britain's benchmark stock index, the FTSE 100, was up 2 percent, while Germany's DAX rose 1.7 percent. France's CAC 40 gained 2.4 percent.

Earlier, stock markets in Asia closed broadly.

Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.6 percent and South Korea's Kospi gained 1 percent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index added 1.3 percent, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.8 percent. Stocks in Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia also were higher.

Despite the rebound in global markets, analysts said it is too early to say that investor confidence has made a full comeback since Britain's vote to break with the EU.

In currency markets, the British pound recovered some of its losses this week but remained near its 31-year low. It rose to $1.3493 from $1.3343 on Tuesday.

The yen, which strengthened sharply after the British referendum, lost some gains. The dollar rose to 102.78 yen from 102.79 yen. The euro rose to $1.1112 from $1.1049.

In energy futures trading, benchmark U.S. crude was up 69 cents, or 1.4 percent, at $48.52 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, was up 53 cents, or 1.1 percent, at $49.87 a barrel in London.

Bond prices were little changed. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 1.47 percent.

AP Business Writer Youkyung Lee contributed to this report from Seoul, South Korea.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed., source Associated Press News

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
React to this article
Latest news
Date Title
04:32p PRIVATEBANCORP : US stocks rise following strong gains in global markets
04:32p ADVISORSHARES : Announces June 2016 Distributions
04:32p KROLL BOND RATING AGENCY PUBLISHES COMMENT ON BREXIT : Uncertainties Outweigh First Impressions
04:32p CHICAGO DANCER MAKES US-CUBA HISTORY : The Cuban National Ballet School Welcomes Catherine Conley As First American Ballet Dancer in Its History
04:31p INGERSOLL RAND : Real Tools for Schools
04:31p US NUCLEAR : Announces Private Offering
04:31p DNB ASA : Invitation - DNB's second quarter results for 2016 will be presented on Tuesday 12 July
04:31p FEDEX : Delivers Employment Support to Military Spouses Through Grant to Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
04:31p REM OFFSHORE ASA : - extraordinary general meeting
04:31p INVESTIGATION FOR CURRENT INVESTORS IN SHARES OF ISORAY, INC. (NYSEMKT : ISR) over Possible Wrongdoing by Certain Directors
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
TESARO’s Niraparib Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival for Patients With Ovarian Cancer in Both Cohorts of the Phase 3 NOVA Trial
Galena Biopharma Discontinues NeuVax™ (nelipepimut-S) Phase 3, PRESENT Interim Analysis based on Independent Data Monitoring Committee Recommendation
ECLIPSE RESOURCES CORPORATION : Prices Public Offering of Common Stock
NEWSALERT : CIBC to buy Chicago-based PrivateBancorp in C$4.9-billion deal
BRAMMER : Share Price Halves On Profit Warning; May Scrap Interim Payout
Most Read News
06/28 VOLKSWAGEN : VW agrees to buy back diesel vehicles, fund clean air efforts
10:15a Oil edges up further as Brexit shock fades; U.S. drawdown seen
Most recommended articles
05:06aDJStocks Rise as Brexit Worries Ease
10:30aUNITED STATES : Crude Oil Inventories lower than estimates at -4.1M
10:29aDJBARCLAYS : Brexit Throws U.K. Banks' Strategy Into Turmoil
10:28a Adidas strikes new deal with Kanye West in U.S. market push
10:25aDJNEWS : U.S. Pending Home Sales Fell 3.7% in May