published on October 18, 2019 - 1:20 PM
Written by Associated Press

(AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

4:00 p.m.
Stocks are closing lower Wall Street Friday, weighed down by losses in technology and communications companies.

Microsoft lost 1.6% Friday, and Facebook gave up 2.4%.

Makers of consumer products were bucking the downward trend. Coca-Cola rose 1.8% after turning in a solid quarterly earnings report.

The market recorded its second weekly gain after three straight losing weeks.

The S&P 500 fell 11 points, or 0.4%, to 2,986.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 255 points, or 1%, to 26,770. The Nasdaq fell 67 points, or 0.8%, to 8,089.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.75%.

11:45 a.m.
Stocks are falling on Wall Street in midday trading, weighed down by losses in technology and communications companies.

Microsoft lost 1.8% Friday, and Facebook gave up 2.5%.

Makers of consumer products were bucking the downward trend. Coca-Cola rose 1.8% after turning in a solid quarterly earnings report.

The market is still on track for its second weekly gain after three straight losing weeks.

The S&P 500 fell 12 points, or 0.4%, to 2,985.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 123 points, or 0.5%, to 26,900. The Nasdaq fell 81 points, or 1%, to 8,075.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.74%.

9:35 a.m.
Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street but are still on track for their second weekly gain in a row.

Technology and industrial companies were falling the most in early trading Friday. Micron Technology fell 2.1% and Waste Management gave up 1.2%.

Earnings reports from U.S. companies continued to flow in. Intuitive Surgical jumped 5.1% after reporting profits that easily beat analysts’ forecasts.

The S&P 500 slipped less than 1 point to 2,997.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 40 points, or 0.1%, to 26,985. The Nasdaq fell 6 points, or 0.1%, to 8,147.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury held steady at 1.75%.


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