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  • Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch

    Investing.com - Here’s a preview of the top 3 things that could rock markets tomorrow.

    1. Online Sales Crucial for Walmart’s Earnings

    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) caps off the retail earnings this week, reporting quarterly results before the bell tomorrow.

    On average, analysts expect that the retail giant earned $1.01 per share on sales of $125.4 billion.

    The stock has been choppy, but is solidly higher from lows of the year seen around May.

    The number that's key to the ongoing momentum in its share price is growth in Walmart's online sales, Investing.com’s Haris Anwar wrote. This measure is crucial to prove the success of the company’s continuing battle with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).

    “In our view, there is a clear evidence that Walmart’s massive investments to improve its digital platform are paying off,” Anwar said. “In the second quarter, U.S. online sales continued their upward trajectory, surging 40% from the same period a year ago, putting Walmart's full-year guidance for its online sales growth within reach.”

    Also reporting will be JC Penney (NYSE:JCP), where investors will be looking for any kind of good news.

    Shares are now around a 52-week low and look more likely to break below $1 than head north of $2.

    Analysts are forecasting a loss of 56 cents a share on sales of $2.76 billion.

    2. Retail Sales Lead Busy Day for Indicators

    The economic calendar is very busy tomorrow, with retail sales leading the parade.

    The Commerce Department will report the latest retail figures at 8:30 AM ET (13:30 GMT).

    Economists expect that core retail sales, which exclude autos, rose 0.5% in October.

    At the same time, weekly initial jobless claims are released, which are expected to stay close to the week before at 216,000.

    Two measures of regional manufacturing activity are also on tap then, with the Philly Fed Manufacturing Index and New York’s Empire State Manufacturing Index both expected to post a decline for November.

    At 10 AM ET, data on business inventories for September are posted, with economists expecting a 0.3% gain.

    3. Will Inventories Result in a Resumed Oil Selloff?

    Oil broke its record losing streak, edging up 1% today. But the decline could resume tomorrow as the Energy Information Administration releases its weekly inventory report.

    Strong U.S. production, combined with a rise in oil stockpiles, has been a major reason for oil’s unprecedented selloff.

    With prices sharply in bear market territory, an outsize build could spook the market again.

    Analysts are expecting a rise in inventories of 3.182 million barrels.

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  • Stocks - Dow Drops 200 Points as Financials, Tech Weigh

    Invesitng.com – Wall Street closed lower on weakness in tech and financials, though signs of Brexit-deal progress lifted sentiment.

    The Dow fell 0.81%, The S&P 500 fell 0.76% and the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.90%.

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), led the decline in the broader tech sector, falling 3% as concerns about its iPhone sales persisted in the wake of iPhone component suppliers warning on demand.

    “Apple really has people questioning technology and the FAANGs. A lot of investors have their hopes pinned on Apple going up and that’s not happening,” said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.

    Financial stocks also struggled after Democrat Maxine Waters, poised to become chair of the U.S. House banking committee, said regulations would not be eased any further on her watch, according to a CNBC report.

    Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) were both in the red.

    “When Waters came up that had a profound impact on the markets and right about the time the S&P went negative,” said Forrest.

    Corporate earnings, meanwhile, offered little reason for optimism as Macy’s (NYSE:M) fell 7% on concerns over whether the retailer can continue the pace of same-store sales growth following blowout third-quarter results, which topped analysts' estimates on both the top and bottom lines.

    Wall Street did, however, show some fight heading into the close on a report that the UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet had agreed to a Brexit deal, though some remained cautious as the deal is expected to face tougher opposition in the UK Parliament.

    Elsewhere, battered energy names found their footing as oil prices snapped a 12-day losing streak, though some warned the rebound was fragile.

    Investor sentiment on stocks was also hurt after Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ, in an interview with Bloomberg News, said the revamped trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico needs to be changed before it can pass through Congress.

    In corporate news, Pacific Gas & Electric (NYSE:PCG) said its potential liability for the California wildfires could exceed its current insurance coverage, sending its share tumbling more than 20%.

    Top S&P 500 Gainers and Losers Today:

    Coty (NYSE:COTY), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) and BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) among the top S&P 500 gainers for the session.

    Pacific Gas & Electric (NYSE:PCG), Progressive (NYSE:PGR) and CF Industries (NYSE:CF) were among the worst S&P 500 performers of the session.

    -- Reuters contributed to this report.

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  • Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.23%

    Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Telecoms Services, Industrials and Materials sectors led shares lower.

    At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC lost 0.23% to hit a new 52-week low.

    The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Grupo Financiero Banorte (MX:GFNORTEO), which rose 2.75% or 2.680 points to trade at 100.220 at the close. Meanwhile, Infraestructura Energetica Nova SAB (MX:IENOVA) added 2.72% or 2.01 points to end at 75.90 and Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV Class B (MX:BSMXB) was up 2.39% or 0.610 points to 26.180 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were Grupo Aeroportuario Del CentroNorte (MX:OMAB), which fell 4.21% or 4.230 points to trade at 96.260 at the close. Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste (MX:ASURB) declined 3.57% or 10.62 points to end at 286.76 and Industrias Penoles Sab De CV (MX:PENOLES) was down 3.52% or 8.82 points to 242.04.

    Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Mexico Stock Exchange by 185 to 128 and 12 ended unchanged.

    Shares in Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste (MX:ASURB) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.57% or 10.62 to 286.76. Shares in Industrias Penoles Sab De CV (MX:PENOLES) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.52% or 8.82 to 242.04.

    Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.06% or 12.70 to $1211.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.27% or 0.15 to hit $55.84 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.38% or 0.25 to trade at $65.72 a barrel.

    USD/MXN was down 0.50% to 20.3906, while EUR/MXN fell 0.32% to 23.0692.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.84.

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  • U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.81%

    Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Utilities, Financials and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

    At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.81%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.76%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.90%.

    The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP), which rose 0.89% or 0.51 points to trade at 57.98 at the close. Meanwhile, Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) added 0.50% or 0.90 points to end at 179.90 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) was up 0.48% or 0.28 points to 58.94 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV), which fell 2.97% or 3.77 points to trade at 123.04 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) declined 2.82% or 5.43 points to end at 186.80 and JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM) was down 2.06% or 2.26 points to 107.33.

    The top performers on the S&P 500 were Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which rose 6.62% to 8.70, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) which was up 6.12% to settle at 20.810 and BorgWarner Inc (NYSE:BWA) which gained 3.51% to close at 39.18.

    The worst performers were Pacific Gas&Electric Co (NYSE:PCG) which was down 21.79% to 25.59 in late trade, Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) which lost 9.48% to settle at 64.80 and CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF) which was down 8.55% to 45.03 at the close.

    The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ:ANY) which rose 58.18% to 2.610, Empire Resorts Inc (NASDAQ:NYNY) which was up 53.93% to settle at 13.130 and Presbia PLC (NASDAQ:LENS) which gained 24.08% to close at 0.906.

    The worst performers were Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ:IDEX) which was down 48.77% to 1.670 in late trade, Resonant Inc (NASDAQ:RESN) which lost 42.21% to settle at 1.670 and Five Star Quality Care Inc (NASDAQ:FVE) which was down 31.97% to 0.435 at the close.

    Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1689 to 1091 and 57 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1592 fell and 786 advanced, while 66 ended unchanged.

    Shares in Pacific Gas&Electric Co (NYSE:PCG) fell to 5-year lows; losing 21.79% or 7.13 to 25.59. Shares in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) rose to 5-year highs; rising 0.48% or 0.28 to 58.94. Shares in Resonant Inc (NASDAQ:RESN) fell to all time lows; down 42.21% or 1.220 to 1.670.

    The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.14% to 21.25.

    Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.08% or 12.90 to $1212.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.95% or 0.53 to hit $56.22 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.93% or 0.61 to trade at $66.08 a barrel.

    EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1318, while USD/JPY fell 0.20% to 113.59.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 96.80.

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  • Colombia stocks higher at close of trade; COLCAP up 0.84%

    Investing.com – Colombia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials, Industrials and Investment sectors led shares higher.

    At the close in Colombia, the COLCAP added 0.84%.

    The best performers of the session on the COLCAP were Cemex Latam Holdings SA (CN:CLH), which rose 5.47% or 280.0 points to trade at 5400.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Interconnection Electric SA ESP (CN:ISA) added 3.61% or 460.0 points to end at 13200.0 and Canacol Energy Ltd (CN:CNE) was up 3.52% or 320.0 points to 9400.0 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were Corporacion Financiera Colombiana SA (CN:CFV), which fell 3.14% or 680.0 points to trade at 20980.0 at the close. Banco Davivienda Pf (CN:DVI_p) declined 1.75% or 600.0 points to end at 33600.0 and Bolsa De Valores De Colombia (CN:BVC) was down 1.52% or 200.0 points to 13000.0.

    Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Colombia Stock Exchange by 19 to 5 and 3 ended unchanged.

    US coffee C for December delivery was up 3.25% or 3.55 to $112.75 . Elsewhere in commodities trading, US cocoa for delivery in March rose 0.02% or 0.50 to hit $2211.50 , while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.13% or 13.60 to trade at $1212.80 a troy ounce.

    USD/COP was up 0.06% to 3189.85, while BRL/COP rose 0.17% to 842.00.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.57% at 96.59.

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  • Oil Snaps Record Losing Streak With 1% Gain, but Rebound Fragile

    Investing.com - The selloff in oil paused Wednesday, after a record losing streak of 12 days, with crude futures lifted by murmurs that OPEC could cut output 40% more at its December meeting than previously intended.

    OPEC and its partners were discussing a 1.4 million-barrels-per-day cut in output vs. the total 1.0 million-bpd reduction the group had proposed at a weekend meeting in Abu Dhabi with allies that included Russia, Reuters reported.

    But Russia may not be on board for such a large reduction, Reuters said, citing three sources familiar with the situation.

    That, along with signs that U.S. crude stockpiles data expected Thursday could show an eighth-straight week of builds, suggested to some traders that the rout in oil may not be entirely over. Underscoring that notion were Wednesday's market settlements that came sharply off the day's highs.

    "The six-week oil sell-off has decimated technical levels in brute force futures market fashion," Merrill Lynch said in a note.

    "While we await weekly charts to reach oversold, we note the next support juncture is $52 on WTI and $62 on Brent," it added.

    U.S. WTI settled up 56 cents, or 1%, at $56.25 per barrel, after rising nearly 3% earlier in the session. On Tuesday, it plunged 7%, falling to a one-year low of $55.11. WTI has also lost 27% from four-year highs of nearly $77 in early October.

    Brent was up 50 cents, or 0.8%, at $65.97 per barrel after a surging 3.3% earlier. Like WTI, Brent also fell almost 7% in the previous session, reaching an eight-month low of $66.67. It has lost almost 25% from a peak of nearly $87 six weeks ago.

    OPEC, the EIA, along with Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), all say that oil supplies are likely to outstrip demand by early next year due to a potential cooling of the global economy and slower growth in China, which is in a trade war with the United States.

    OPEC, which meets on Dec. 6 in Vienna for its policy-setting meeting, is widely expected to agree on cuts of around 1 million bpd or more from its current production of above 33 million bpd.

    Russia and other key allies are scheduled to hold talks with the cartel a day later to determine the wider alliance's contribution to any market-balancing strategy reached by OPEC.

    In the United States, nearly 38 million barrels have been added to crude inventories in the past seven weeks, six of them outsize builds, according to data released by the Washington-based Energy Information Administration (EIA).

    U.S. crude output from seven major shale basins is expected to hit a record 7.94 million bpd in December, the EIA said on Tuesday.

    Total U.S. crude production, meanwhile, stands at a record 11.6 million bpd, making the country the world’s biggest oil producer ahead of Russia and Saudi Arabia. Most analysts expect that output to climb above 12 million bpd in the first half of 2019.

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  • Stocks - Wall Street Hit Hard by Afternoon Selling

    Invesitng.com - Stocks took a sharp turn lower in afternoon trading as weakness in blue chips followed strong selling in technology shares.

    The Dow sunk about 1.3%, more than 300 points, in afternoon trading. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite were also down about 1.3%.

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was the big drag on the Dow, losing more than 3% as concerns about its iPhone sales persisted in the wake of iPhone component suppliers warning on demand.

    “Apple really has people questioning technology and the FAANGs. A lot of investors have their hopes pinned on Apple going up and that’s not happening,” said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.

    Financial stocks also struggled as investors moved cash in to Treasuries, pushing yields down. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) were both down more than 3%.

    Banks were further pressured after Democrat Maxine Waters, poised to become chair of the U.S. House banking committee, said regulations would not be eased any further on her watch, according to a CNBC report.

    “When Waters came up that had a profound impact on the markets and right about the time the S&P went negative,” said Forrest.

    -- Reuters contributed to this report

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  • MarketPulse: Retailers Under Pressure as Traders Check Out of Macy's

    Investing.com – Canada Goose soared Wednesday after reporting a blowout second quarter, but retailers continued to nurse losses following a slump in Macy's.

    Macy’s (NYSE:M) fell 5% even as its third-quarter revenue and earnings topped analysts' expectations, as some market participants expressed concern over whether the retailer can continue the pace of same-store sales growth.

    Sales at stores opened at least a year rose 3.3%, its fourth-straight quarter of gains after a three-year slump.

    The retailer lifted guidance for full-year profit on expectations that shoppers will continue to splurge in the holiday season.

    Macy's now expects annual profits to increase from $3.95 and $4.15 per share to between $4.10 and $4.30.

    Apparel company Canada Goose (NYSE:GOOS) soared to all-highs before paring gains after reporting better-than-expected second-quarter results and full-year guidance. Its shares were up more than 7%.

    The retailer posted earnings of CAD$0.46 a share and revenue of CAD$230.3 million, handily beating Wall Street estimates for CAD$0.26 and CAD$197.90 million.

    Ahead of its quarterly report on Thursday, JC Penney (NYSE:JCP) fell more than 3% as market participants expect that large-scale store closures, falling footfall and weak comparable sales will continue to weigh on performance.

    Analysts expect the retailer to post a loss of $0.56 a share, wider than the loss reported a year earlier, while sales are expected to remain flat around $2.8 billion.

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  • Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.08%

    Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods, Telecoms and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

    At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.08%.

    The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Pharol SGPS SA (LS:PHRA), which rose 7.45% or 0.0130 points to trade at 0.1876 at the close. Meanwhile, Galp Energia Nom (LS:GALP) added 2.37% or 0.3350 points to end at 14.4750 and Ibersol SGPS (LS:IBS) was up 1.46% or 0.120 points to 8.340 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were Sonae SGPS SA (LS:YSO), which fell 3.07% or 0.0275 points to trade at 0.8670 at the close. Corticeira Amorim (LS:CORA) declined 1.88% or 0.180 points to end at 9.380 and Mota Engil (LS:MOTA) was down 1.20% or 0.0200 points to 1.6440.

    Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 21 to 13 and 3 ended unchanged.

    Shares in Corticeira Amorim (LS:CORA) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.88% or 0.180 to 9.380. Shares in Mota Engil (LS:MOTA) fell to 52-week lows; falling 1.20% or 0.0200 to 1.6440.

    Brent oil for January delivery was up 1.22% or 0.80 to $66.27 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.02% or 0.57 to hit $56.26 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.30 to trade at $1203.50 a troy ounce.

    EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.1290, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.8733.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 97.05.

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  • Netherlands stocks lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.47%

    Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil&Gas, Software&Computer Services and Technology Hardware&Equipment sectors led shares lower.

    At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.47%.

    The best performers of the session on the AEX were Akzo Nobel (AS:AKZO), which rose 1.60% or 1.18 points to trade at 75.16 at the close. Meanwhile, Altice NV (AS:ATCA) added 1.12% or 0.02 points to end at 2.17 and Wolters Kluwer (AS:WLSNc) was up 1.12% or 0.58 points to 52.50 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were NN Group NV (AS:NN), which fell 2.10% or 0.81 points to trade at 37.82 at the close. Philips Lighting NV (AS:LIGHT) declined 1.84% or 0.41 points to end at 21.82 and Aegon NV (AS:AEGN) was down 1.62% or 0.090 points to 5.466.

    Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 75 to 52 and 8 ended unchanged.

    The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 9.57% to 16.64.

    Crude oil for December delivery was up 1.49% or 0.83 to $56.52 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 1.66% or 1.09 to hit $66.56 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.37% or 4.40 to trade at $1203.60 a troy ounce.

    EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.1307, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8722.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 96.91.

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  • U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.25%

    Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrial Metals&Mining, Oil Equipment Services&Distribution and Mining sectors led shares lower.

    At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.25%.

    The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Micro Focus International PLC (LON:MCRO), which rose 6.31% or 82.50 points to trade at 1389.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Paddy Power Betfair PLC (LON:PPB) added 6.00% or 400.00 points to end at 7070.00 and ITV PLC (LON:ITV) was up 5.45% or 8.20 points to 158.75 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were Rio Tinto PLC (LON:RIO), which fell 3.54% or 136.00 points to trade at 3710.00 at the close. DCC plc (LON:DCC) declined 3.19% or 200.0 points to end at 6065.0 and Ferguson Plc (LON:FERG) was down 2.70% or 140.00 points to 5047.00.

    Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1283 to 802 and 288 ended unchanged.

    Shares in DCC plc (LON:DCC) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.19% or 200.0 to 6065.0.

    Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.42% or 5.00 to $1204.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.92% or 1.07 to hit $56.76 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.96% or 1.28 to trade at $66.75 a barrel.

    GBP/USD was up 0.41% to 1.3031, while EUR/GBP fell 0.18% to 0.8684.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 96.81.

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  • Norway stocks lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.77%

    Investing.com – Norway stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Materials, Banking and Transport sectors led shares lower.

    At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX lost 0.77%.

    The best performers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Aker ASA (OL:AKER), which rose 1.61% or 9.0 points to trade at 569.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Orkla ASA (OL:ORK) added 1.41% or 1.02 points to end at 73.36 and DNO International ASA (OL:DNO) was up 1.26% or 0.18 points to 14.51 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were Yara International ASA (OL:YAR), which fell 6.55% or 25.0 points to trade at 356.5 at the close. Golden Ocean Group Ltd (OL:GOGLT) declined 4.83% or 2.85 points to end at 56.15 and REC Silicon ASA (OL:REC) was down 4.29% or 0.03 points to 0.67.

    Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Oslo Stock Exchange by 104 to 81 and 27 ended unchanged.

    Shares in Golden Ocean Group Ltd (OL:GOGLT) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.83% or 2.85 to 56.15.

    Crude oil for December delivery was up 1.74% or 0.97 to $56.66 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 1.83% or 1.20 to hit $66.67 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.30 to trade at $1203.50 a troy ounce.

    EUR/NOK was up 0.25% to 9.6192, while USD/NOK rose 0.07% to 8.5021.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.84.

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  • Sweden stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 1.17%

    Investing.com – Sweden stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology, Industrials and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.

    At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 declined 1.17%.

    The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Tele2 AB (ST:TEL2b), which rose 1.18% or 1.20 points to trade at 102.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Autoliv Inc . SDB (ST:ALIVsdb) added 1.18% or 9.0 points to end at 773.2 and H&M Hennes&Mauritz AB B (ST:HMb) was up 1.05% or 1.6 points to 156.0 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were Alfa Laval AB (ST:ALFA), which fell 4.26% or 9.0 points to trade at 202.3 at the close. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Class B (ST:ERICb) declined 4.21% or 3.41 points to end at 77.59 and Hexagon AB ser. B (ST:HEXAb) was down 2.31% or 10.3 points to 435.0.

    Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 422 to 216 and 42 ended unchanged.

    Crude oil for December delivery was up 1.74% or 0.97 to $56.66 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 1.83% or 1.20 to hit $66.67 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.30 to trade at $1203.50 a troy ounce.

    EUR/SEK was up 0.57% to 10.2826, while USD/SEK rose 0.35% to 9.0881.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.84.

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  • Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.15%

    Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining, Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors led shares higher.

    At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.15%.

    The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Aeroflot (MCX:AFLT), which rose 6.06% or 5.90 points to trade at 103.30 at the close. Meanwhile, Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX:MOEX) added 4.98% or 4.46 points to end at 94.01 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX:POLY) was up 4.71% or 29.20 points to 649.20 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were Tatneft-3 (MCX:TATN), which fell 3.85% or 30.50 points to trade at 762.50 at the close. NK Rosneft PAO (MCX:ROSN) declined 3.71% or 16.45 points to end at 427.15 and RusHydro JSC (MCX:HYDR) was down 2.71% or 0.0150 points to 0.5380.

    Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 116 to 106 and 14 ended unchanged.

    The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 3.16% to 28.690.

    Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.32% or 3.80 to $1203.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.94% or 1.08 to hit $56.77 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.02% or 1.32 to trade at $66.79 a barrel.

    USD/RUB was down 1.42% to 67.1465, while EUR/RUB fell 1.15% to 75.9750.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 96.83.

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  • Bitcoin Falls 11% In Bearish Trade

    Investing.com - Bitcoin was trading at $5,836.8 by 11:32 (16:32 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Wednesday, down 10.69% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since February 5.

    The move downwards pushed Bitcoin's market cap down to $104.1B, or 53.38% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. At its highest, Bitcoin's market cap was $241.2B.

    Bitcoin had traded in a range of $5,836.8 to $6,453.3 in the previous twenty-four hours.

    Over the past seven days, Bitcoin has seen a drop in value, as it lost 8.28%. The volume of Bitcoin traded in the twenty-four hours to time of writing was $5.1B or 32.81% of the total volume of all cryptocurrencies. It has traded in a range of $5,836.7808 to $6,577.3110 in the past 7 days.

    At its current price, Bitcoin is still down 70.63% from its all-time high of $19,870.62 set on December 17, 2017.

    Elsewhere in cryptocurrency trading

    Ethereum was last at $177.60 on the Investing.com Index, down 19.89% on the day.

    XRP was trading at $0.42717 on the Investing.com Index, a loss of 23.92%.

    Ethereum's market cap was last at $19.0B or 9.74% of the total cryptocurrency market cap, while XRP's market cap totaled $17.9B or 9.18% of the total cryptocurrency market value.

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  • XRP Tumbles 22% In Selloff

    Investing.com - XRP was trading at $0.43404 by 11:30 (16:30 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Wednesday, down 21.96% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since January 16.

    The move downwards pushed XRP's market cap down to $17.89359B, or 9.18% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. At its highest, XRP's market cap was $79.53400B.

    XRP had traded in a range of $0.43404 to $0.51851 in the previous twenty-four hours.

    Over the past seven days, XRP has seen a drop in value, as it lost 16.46%. The volume of XRP traded in the twenty-four hours to time of writing was $545.31482M or 3.54% of the total volume of all cryptocurrencies. It has traded in a range of $0.4340 to $0.5449 in the past 7 days.

    At its current price, XRP is still down 86.81% from its all-time high of $3.29 set on January 4.

    Elsewhere in cryptocurrency trading

    Bitcoin was last at $5,904.7 on the Investing.com Index, down 8.98% on the day.

    Ethereum was trading at $181.82 on the Investing.com Index, a loss of 14.66%.

    Bitcoin's market cap was last at $104.08250B or 53.38% of the total cryptocurrency market cap, while Ethereum's market cap totaled $18.98895B or 9.74% of the total cryptocurrency market value.

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  • Cardano Tumbles 20% In Selloff

    Investing.com - Cardano was trading at $0.064053 by 11:29 (16:29 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Wednesday, down 20.38% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since January 16.

    The move downwards pushed Cardano's market cap down to $1.75137B, or 0.90% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. At its highest, Cardano's market cap was $23.91700B.

    Cardano had traded in a range of $0.064053 to $0.074712 in the previous twenty-four hours.

    Over the past seven days, Cardano has seen a drop in value, as it lost 14.63%. The volume of Cardano traded in the twenty-four hours to time of writing was $30.40867M or 0.20% of the total volume of all cryptocurrencies. It has traded in a range of $0.0641 to $0.0799 in the past 7 days.

    At its current price, Cardano is still down 95.26% from its all-time high of $1.35 set on January 4.

    Elsewhere in cryptocurrency trading

    Bitcoin was last at $5,928.7 on the Investing.com Index, down 8.98% on the day.

    Ethereum was trading at $185.70 on the Investing.com Index, a loss of 14.66%.

    Bitcoin's market cap was last at $106.06300B or 54.40% of the total cryptocurrency market cap, while Ethereum's market cap totaled $19.29674B or 9.90% of the total cryptocurrency market value.

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  • Greece stocks lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.45%

    Investing.com – Greece stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Travel, Media and Retail sectors led shares lower.

    At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite declined 1.45%.

    The best performers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Nireus Aqua (AT:NIRr), which rose 6.86% or 0.012 points to trade at 0.184 at the close. Meanwhile, K.L.M. (AT:KLUr) added 4.58% or 0.024 points to end at 0.550 and Elastron SA (AT:ELSRr) was up 3.83% or 0.0450 points to 1.2200 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were National Bank of Greece SA (AT:NBGr), which fell 13.20% or 0.184 points to trade at 1.210 at the close. Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT:EURBr) declined 9.84% or 0.0600 points to end at 0.5500 and Ellaktor SA (AT:HELr) was down 6.22% or 0.084 points to 1.266.

    Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Athens Stock Exchange by 69 to 30 and 14 ended unchanged.

    Shares in National Bank of Greece SA (AT:NBGr) fell to 52-week lows; losing 13.20% or 0.184 to 1.210.

    Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.23% or 2.80 to $1202.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.87% or 1.04 to hit $56.73 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.96% or 1.28 to trade at $66.75 a barrel.

    EUR/USD was up 0.19% to 1.1311, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8693.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 96.87.

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  • U.S. Dollar Pares Back Gains After Inflation Data

    Investing.com - The dollar pared back earlier gains on Wednesday after inflation data supported the Federal Reserve increasing rates at a gradual pace.

    The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, fell 0.27% to 96.88 as of 11:15 AM ET (16:15 GMT).

    Data on Wednesday showed that the annual core consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.1%, which was less than expected.

    Core prices are viewed by the Federal Reserve as a better gauge of longer-term inflationary pressure because they exclude the volatile food and energy categories. The central bank usually tries to aim for 2% core inflation or less.

    The dollar was flat against the Japanese yen, with USD/JPY at 113.81. The Canadian dollar was higher, with USD/CAD falling 0.03% to 1.3235.

    Sterling increased on news that the European Union and the UK have reached a draft agreement on Brexit. A statement from British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected at 12:00 PM ET (17:00 GMT).

    GBP/USD rallied 0.25% to 1.3011

    Meanwhile, the euro edged higher, but was held back by a row between Brussels and Rome over Italy’s budget. The European Commision rejected Italy’s 2019 budget because it breaches EU fiscal rules, but Italy has stuck to its target in a re-submitted draft budget.

    EUR/USD increased 0.19% to 1.1310.

    Elsewhere, the NZD/USD rose 0.37% to 0.6789, while AUD/USD inched down 0.03% to 0.7215.

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  • Turkey stocks higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 0.62%

    Investing.com – Turkey stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Leasing&Factoring, Transport and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

    At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 gained 0.62%.

    The best performers of the session on the BIST 100 were CarrefourSA Carrefour Sabanci Ticaret Merkezi AS (IS:CRFSA), which rose 16.28% or 0.71 points to trade at 5.07 at the close. Meanwhile, Gozde Girisim Sermayesi Yatirim Ortakligi AS (IS:GOZDE) added 14.98% or 0.370 points to end at 2.840 and ICBC Turkey Bank AS (IS:ICBCT) was up 10.00% or 0.700 points to 7.700 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were Goltas Goller Bolgesi Cimento Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (IS:GOLTS), which fell 11.49% or 4.84 points to trade at 37.30 at the close. Kiler Gayrimenkul Yatirim Ortakligi AS (IS:KLGYO) declined 4.39% or 0.090 points to end at 1.960 and Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi AS (IS:ULKER) was down 3.95% or 0.60 points to 14.60.

    Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Istanbul Stock Exchange by 189 to 166 and 53 ended unchanged.

    Shares in ICBC Turkey Bank AS (IS:ICBCT) rose to 52-week highs; up 10.00% or 0.700 to 7.700.

    Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.26% or 3.10 to $1202.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 2.51% or 1.40 to hit $57.09 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.63% or 1.72 to trade at $67.19 a barrel.

    USD/TRY was down 0.16% to 5.4672, while EUR/TRY fell 0.04% to 6.1852.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 96.89.

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  • XRP Falls 11% In Bearish Trade

    Investing.com - XRP was trading at $0.47341 by 10:58 (15:58 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Wednesday, down 11.04% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since October 11.

    The move downwards pushed XRP's market cap down to $19.24639B, or 9.53% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. At its highest, XRP's market cap was $79.53400B.

    XRP had traded in a range of $0.47301 to $0.51851 in the previous twenty-four hours.

    Over the past seven days, XRP has seen a drop in value, as it lost 10.1%. The volume of XRP traded in the twenty-four hours to time of writing was $496.17298M or 3.38% of the total volume of all cryptocurrencies. It has traded in a range of $0.4730 to $0.5449 in the past 7 days.

    At its current price, XRP is still down 85.61% from its all-time high of $3.29 set on January 4.

    Elsewhere in cryptocurrency trading

    Bitcoin was last at $6,213.1 on the Investing.com Index, down 3.63% on the day.

    Ethereum was trading at $191.57 on the Investing.com Index, a loss of 10.92%.

    Bitcoin's market cap was last at $108.11502B or 53.54% of the total cryptocurrency market cap, while Ethereum's market cap totaled $20.06827B or 9.94% of the total cryptocurrency market value.

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  • Stellar Lumens Falls 10% In Rout

    Investing.com - Stellar Lumens was trading at $0.24288 by 10:58 (15:58 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Wednesday, down 10.05% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since October 11.

    The move downwards pushed Stellar Lumens's market cap down to $4.60324B, or 2.28% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. At its highest, Stellar Lumens's market cap was $12.12000B.

    Stellar Lumens had traded in a range of $0.24279 to $0.26132 in the previous twenty-four hours.

    Over the past seven days, Stellar Lumens has seen a drop in value, as it lost 5.66%. The volume of Stellar Lumens traded in the twenty-four hours to time of writing was $67.00300M or 0.46% of the total volume of all cryptocurrencies. It has traded in a range of $0.2428 to $0.2864 in the past 7 days.

    At its current price, Stellar Lumens is still down 73.60% from its all-time high of $0.92 set on January 3.

    Elsewhere in cryptocurrency trading

    Bitcoin was last at $6,209.2 on the Investing.com Index, down 3.63% on the day.

    Ethereum was trading at $191.02 on the Investing.com Index, a loss of 10.92%.

    Bitcoin's market cap was last at $108.11502B or 53.54% of the total cryptocurrency market cap, while Ethereum's market cap totaled $20.06827B or 9.94% of the total cryptocurrency market value.

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  • General Electric Falls 4%

    Investing.com - General Electric (NYSE:GE) fell by 3.89% to trade at $8.28 by 10:53 (15:53 GMT) on Wednesday on the NYSE exchange.

    The volume of General Electric shares traded since the start of the session was 50.87M. General Electric has traded in a range of $8.27 to $8.85 on the day.

    The stock has traded at $9.5400 at its highest and $7.7200 at its lowest during the past seven days.

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  • Litecoin Falls 10% In Selloff

    Investing.com - Litecoin was trading at $46.409 by 10:42 (15:42 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Wednesday, down 10.21% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since October 11.

    The move downwards pushed Litecoin's market cap down to $2.848B, or 1.41% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. At its highest, Litecoin's market cap was $14.099B.

    Litecoin had traded in a range of $46.394 to $51.267 in the previous twenty-four hours.

    Over the past seven days, Litecoin has seen a drop in value, as it lost 11.65%. The volume of Litecoin traded in the twenty-four hours to time of writing was $378.941M or 2.59% of the total volume of all cryptocurrencies. It has traded in a range of $46.3944 to $54.9156 in the past 7 days.

    At its current price, Litecoin is still down 88.95% from its all-time high of $420.00 set on December 12, 2017.

    Elsewhere in cryptocurrency trading

    Bitcoin was last at $6,278.1 on the Investing.com Index, down 2.50% on the day.

    Ethereum was trading at $195.61 on the Investing.com Index, a loss of 8.32%.

    Bitcoin's market cap was last at $108.267B or 53.48% of the total cryptocurrency market cap, while Ethereum's market cap totaled $20.155B or 9.96% of the total cryptocurrency market value.

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  • EOS Falls 11% In Selloff

    Investing.com - EOS was trading at $4.8966 by 10:16 (15:16 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Wednesday, down 11.26% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since October 11.

    The move downwards pushed EOS's market cap down to $4.5661B, or 2.24% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. At its highest, EOS's market cap was $17.5290B.

    EOS had traded in a range of $4.8966 to $5.3417 in the previous twenty-four hours.

    Over the past seven days, EOS has seen a drop in value, as it lost 11.06%. The volume of EOS traded in the twenty-four hours to time of writing was $945.7742M or 6.65% of the total volume of all cryptocurrencies. It has traded in a range of $4.8966 to $5.7055 in the past 7 days.

    At its current price, EOS is still down 78.69% from its all-time high of $22.98 set on April 29.

    Elsewhere in cryptocurrency trading

    Bitcoin was last at $6,246.8 on the Investing.com Index, down 3.01% on the day.

    Ethereum was trading at $196.32 on the Investing.com Index, a loss of 7.93%.

    Bitcoin's market cap was last at $108.5619B or 53.25% of the total cryptocurrency market cap, while Ethereum's market cap totaled $20.4398B or 10.03% of the total cryptocurrency market value.

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  • NVIDIA Rises 3%

    Investing.com - NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) rose by 3.06% to trade at $205.41 by 09:37 (14:37 GMT) on Wednesday on the NASDAQ exchange.

    The volume of NVIDIA shares traded since the start of the session was 1.06M. NVIDIA has traded in a range of $204.25 to $206.85 on the day.

    The stock has traded at $217.4100 at its highest and $188.6600 at its lowest during the past seven days.

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  • Natural Gas Futures Spike on Forecasts for Freezing Temperatures

    Investing.com - Natural gas futures surged for the third session in row on Wednesday, as investors reacted to forecasts showing freezing temperatures hitting much of the U.S. through late November.

    natural gas futures jumped 37.0 cents, or around 9%, to $4.471 per million British thermal units by 8:35AM ET (1335GMT), having earlier reached its best level since February 2014 at $4.863.

    Futures have gained 36.5% so far this month as traders fretted over cold weather and tight supplies.

    Natural gas prices typically rise ahead of the winter as colder weather sparks indoor-heating demand.

    The heating season from November through March is the peak demand period for U.S. gas consumption.

    Meanwhile, investors looked ahead to weekly data from the U.S. on supplies in storage to gauge demand for the fuel.

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will release its official weekly natural gas storage report for the week ended Nov. 9 on Thursday, amid expectations for an injection of 32 billion cubic feet (bcf).

    That compares with a build of 65 bcf in the preceding week, a fall of 18 bcf a year earlier and a five-year average increase of 19 bcf.

    Total natural gas in storage currently stands at 3.208 trillion cubic feet (tcf), according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the lowest level for this time of year in about 15 years.

    The last time supplies were this low in the first week of November was in 2003.

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  • Saudi Arabia stocks lower at close of trade; Tadawul All Share down 1.17%

    Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrial Investment, Cement and Insurance sectors led shares lower.

    At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share declined 1.17%.

    The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Fawaz Abdulaziz AlHokair Company (SE:4240), which rose 10.00% or 2.10 points to trade at 23.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Al Sorayai Trading&Industrial Group (SE:1213) added 9.90% or 1.18 points to end at 13.10 and Al Baha Investment and Development Company SJSC (SE:4130) was up 5.35% or 1.06 points to 20.86 in late trade.

    The worst performers of the session were Saudi Industrial Export Co (SE:4140), which fell 9.93% or 16.40 points to trade at 148.80 at the close. Al-Rajhi Cooperative Insurance (SE:8230) declined 4.48% or 2.90 points to end at 61.90 and Anb Insurance (SE:8011) was down 3.60% or 0.74 points to 19.84.

    Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 133 to 45 and 5 ended unchanged.

    Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.99% or 0.55 to $56.24 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 1.16% or 0.76 to hit $66.23 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 2.90 to trade at $1202.10 a troy ounce.

    EUR/SAR was up 0.08% to 4.2385, while USD/SAR rose 0.02% to 3.7520.

    The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 96.98.

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  • Stocks - Snap, PG&E, Canopy Growth Plunge in Pre-market; Pfizer Drops

    Investing.com - Stocks in focus in pre-market trade Wednesday:

    • Snap (NYSE:SNAP) stock sank 4.32% by 7:47 AM ET (12:47 GMT) as the company said it had received subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding information about is 2017 initial public offering.

    • PG&E (NYSE:PCG) stock tumbled 8.53% after the company warned in an SEC filing that if a malfunctioning of utility equipment turned out to be the cause of the Camp Fire in California, it could face liabilities that surpass its insurance coverage.

    Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) stock plunged 9.56% as the company’s quarterly net loss widened from a year ago.

    Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) stock fell 0.51% as the UK Supreme Court ruled against the company in a patent case to prohibit generic versions of its drug Lyrica.

    • Macy’s (NYSE:M) stock lost 0.73% despite reporting better-than-expected third-quarter profit and lifting its forward guidance. The stock has risen nearly 30% this year as of yesterday’s close.

    • Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) stock slumped 3.81% after the company reported a decline in average selling prices, placing pressure on margins.

    Nike (NYSE:NKE) stock may see movement amid news that the company hired former Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) executive Craig Williams as president of its sports shoes unit Jordan Brand.

    • Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) stock slipped 0.07% as the company planned to lay off about 350 global corporate employees, according to a memo to workers cited by Reuters.

    • Ford Motor (NYSE:F) stock was little changed as its autonomous vehicle division announced it would team up with Walmart (NYSE:WMT) to explore self-driving goods delivery.

    • Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN) stock gained 1.64% despite a decline in new clients and number of orders as the company announced it would cut its workforce by 4% as part of its strategy to reach profitability in 2019.

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  • MarketPulse Europe: Energy Sector on the Backfoot

    Investing.com - The European energy sector was among the worst performers in midday trade on Wednesday, as the ongoing plunge in oil prices scared off investors.

    The European oil and gas index (SXEP) fell to its lowest since April 16 in early deals, before recovering some ground. It was last down around 1.1% by 6:40AM ET (1140GMT).

    Crude prices were struggling to find their footing after a 7% plunge the previous day, their biggest one-day percentage decline in more than three years.

    In London, Tullow Oil (LON:TLW) was off by around 3%, while BP (LON:BP) declined 1%.

    French oil giant Total SA (PA:TOTF) slumped 0.8% in Paris, while Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSa) dropped 1.4%.

    Italy's ENI (MI:ENI) and Saipem SpA (MI:SPMI) were also hit hard, down 2.7% apiece.

    Energy stocks have been one of the biggest contributors to the region's earnings growth this quarter, making the slide a significant concern for investors.

    Mining stocks were also on the backfoot, amid mounting concerns over a slowdown in global economic growth. Rio Tinto (LON:RIO) and Antofagasta (LON:ANTO) each lost 3.7% in London, while BHP Billiton (LON:BLT) dipped 2.7%.

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