Stock trades ended mainly by growth in the United States on June 19. High-tech companies closed with mixed session. Quotations of the world’s largest software manufacturer Microsoft Corp. increased by 2.43%, after analysts of the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. recommended to add it to the list of companies whose securities have assured purchase. At the same time, shares of Apple Inc., that had marketed a new model of its popular phone iPhone ( and subsequently the iphone series including the hot zubehör iphone 4 model ), added to the price by 2,65%. Meanwhile, the value of the shares of its competitor Research In Motion Ltd. decreased by 4.92% as the company’s earnings guidance for the II quarter of this year were below analysts’ expectations.
Shares of manufacturer of fiber-optic networks Ciena Corp. went straight up by 8.27%, after analysts Stifel Nicolaus & Co. increased the recommendation for them to “buy”.
Against the background of declining prices of raw materials paper prices of energy companies went cheaper. Quotations of the world’s largest oil company, ExxonMobil declined by 0.55%, while the shares of the smaller representative sector Chevron went cheaper by 0.54%.
At the same time, the share prices of the United States largest cruise operator Carnival Corp. went up by 7.39% , after analysts Wachovia Corp. recommended the paper of the company to be purchased.
Favored bidding closed for the companies of the financial sector. JPMorgan Securities, and Bank of America went up by 2.43% and 2.48% respectively, and quotes Wells Fargo rose by 2.07%.
As a result of trades Dow Jones index fell by 15.87 points (-0.19%) – up to 8539.73 points. NASDAQ Index rose by 19.75 points (1.09%) – up to 1827.47 points and S & P – by 2.86 points (0.31%) – up to 921.23 points on 19 June .