Stocks in the US market wavered as the decreasing financials could not be compensated by the increases in the retail sector. The Dow Jones did not move much as the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and the Nasdaq went up by three points and fourteen points respectively.
Revenues increased by 23 % and 32 % increase in third quarter for Target (NYSE:TGT) and BJ’s Wholesale Club(NYSE:BJ) respectively. This has help increase shares by almost four percent for target and two percent for BJ’s Wholesale Club.
This comes after Tuesday’s positive showing for Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT), even if this was not sustained on Wednesday. Coach and Office Depot (NYSE:ODP) also increased by 4.1 percent and 3.6 percent respectively as Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) went up 3.4 percent.
On the flip side, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America decreased by 1.1 percent. Regions Financial and Keycorp also went down by 3.6 percent and 2.4 percent respectively. Wells Fargo went down by 1.1 percent.
These may have been affected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation investigations of employees of banks that went down when the financial crisis began, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.
This comes after concerns about the situation in Europe and a new policy for China.
Wednesday saw a 0.2 percent rise in consumer prices in the US and a flat inflation for the three months already. Consumer prices have not changed starting July of food and energy prices are not included in the computation.
In October, there was no change in housing development, which was an 18-month low. New housing projects went down by almost 12 percent but application for building permits went up to 550,000 or by o0.5 percent
According to Doug Roberts of Channel Capital Research, the situation has shown encouragement for the implementation of the quantitative easing by the Fed.
The stock for the American depository of GlaxoSmithKline increased by 2.9 percent, this follows the approval of a lupus drug by the Food and Drug Administration.
Despite concerns about the economy of Ireland, European stocks managed to increase. The ten-year US Treasury note increased as the oil futures went down to $82.35. Gold went up and the dollar went down.