U.S. Stocks Little Changed as Amazon Shares Jump, Biogen Falls

U.S. stocks were little changed, following three days of declines, as a rally in Amazon.com Inc. and Visa Inc. after better-than-expected results offset declines in Biogen Inc.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped 0.1 percent to 2,100.44 at 9:32 a.m. in New York, below its average price during the past 50 days.

A private gauge of Chinese manufacturing unexpectedly fell to the lowest in 15 months, reinforcing the need for further policy support in an economy that had seen signs of stabilization recently.

The S&P 500 has lost 1.2 percent this week through Thursday, and is headed toward its fourth weekly decline out of five. The gauge is 1.4 percent away from its May record, after sliding as much as 4 percent from the high as concerns about Greece’s debt crisis and China’s stock market rout weighed on sentiment.

Source: Bloomberg

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S&P 500 Berfluktuasi, Saham Yahoo Menguat Sementara Biogen Tergelincir

Saham AS berfluktuasi, pasca kemarin indeks Standard & Poor 500 meningkat tajam dalam setahun terakhir, seiring perusahaan merilis laporan laba  yang lebih baik dari perkiraan sebelumnya sementara laporan menunjukkan inflasi tetap terjaga.

Yahoo! Inc menambahkan 5% setelah penjualan kuartal ketiga melampaui estimasi. Broadcom Corp, perusahaan produsen chip komunikasi, melonjak 6,6% setelah melaporkan laba yang mengalahkan perkiraan analis. Saham Biogen Idec Inc, produsen perawatan sclerosis terbesar dunia, turun 7,3%.

Indeks Standard & Poor 500 sedikit berubah berada pada level 1,941.64 pada 12:22 siang di New York. Indeks Dow Jones Industrial Average tergelincir 27,49 poin menjadi 16,587.32. Indeks Nasdaq Composite berayun antara keuntungan dan kerugian.

Empat kemajuan berturut-turut di perusahaan S & P 500 sampai kemarin telah mendorong indeks tersebut naik 4,2%  sejak 15 Oktober, menutup setengah kerugian dari aksi jual yang dimulai pada pertengahan September lalu. Indeks saham melonjak 2% kemarin, yang merupakan hari terbaiknya sejak Oktober 2013, terkait spekulasi European Central Bank (ECB) yang akan meningkatkan stimulus untuk memacu pertumbuhan ekonomi di wilayah ini.(yds)

Sumber: Bloomberg

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