U.S. stocks dropped at market close on Thursday as investors continue to worry about rising inflation. The major benchmark indexes closed with weekly losses as well during this shortened trading week.
The S&P 500 dropped 1.21% to close at 4329.59. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went down 0.33% to close at 34451.23. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 2.14% and closed at 13351.08.
Initial jobless claims for the week ending April 9 increased from 167,000 to 185,000.
Continuing jobless claims for the week ending April 2 dropped from 1.52 million to 1.48 million.
Retail sales saw a decline in March from 0.8% to 0.5%.
Retail sales excluding motor vehicles increased in March from 0.6% to 1.1%.
Real retail sales fell to -0.7% in March.
Import price index climbed up from 1.6% to 2.6% in March.
Import price index excluding fuels also saw a rise from 0.7% to 1.2% in March.
UMich consumer sentiment index (preliminary) remained at 3.0% in April.
Business inventories for February saw a slight increase from 1.3% to 1.5%.
The SP 500 is down by 1.21% to close at 4392.59. The index is down 2.39% over five days, down 0.43% over one month, down 5.72% over three months and up 5.33% over one year.
The trailing P/E is 24.91 compared to 46.92 one year ago and estimated future P/E 19.97. Dividend yield is currently 1.40 compared with 1.42 one year ago.
Leading stocks were NKE up 4.70%, HII up 4.61%, CAT up 4.39%, USB up 4.19% and DISH up 3.30%.
Trailing stocks were STT down 8.51%, GWW down 6.78%, GNRC down 6.28%, EPAM down 6.01% and FAST down 5.04%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average went down 0.33% to close at 34451.23. The DOW is down 0.38% over five days, down 0.09% over one month, down 4.60% over three months and up 1.22% over one year.
The trailing P/E is 19.21 compared with 34.21 year ago and an estimated future P/E of 18.07. The current dividend yield is 2.05% compared with 1.77 one year ago.
Leading stocks were NKE up 4.70%, CAT up 4.39%, DOW up 2.07%, MRK up 0.89% and AXP up 0.89%.
Trailing stocks were CRM down 3.29%, AAPL down 3.00%, INTL down 2.85%, MSFT down 2.71% and CSCO down 1.88%.
The NASDAQ composite went down 2.14% and closed at 13351.08. NASDAQ is down 3.93% over five days, down 1.94% over one month, down 9.83% over 3 months and down 4.90% over one year.
Leading stocks were MDVL up 69.44%, CMLS up 39.86%, APCX up 35.54%, MARPS up 27.45% and WORX up 25.84%.
Trailing stocks were HSTO down 36.38%, SGLY down 23.19%, PTGX down 21.83%, GFAI down 20.20%, and LIXT down 19.90%.
The MidCap SP400 went down by 0.58% to close at 2628.61. The SP400 is up 0.36% for the past 5 days, down 2.07% for the past month, down 5.84% for the past 3 months and down 2.65% over the past year.
Leading stocks were KBR up 6.23%, DAR up 3.70% and NOV up 3.11%.
Trailing stocks were APPS down 6.36%, WING down 6.27% and BRBR down 6.12%
The SmallCap SP600 is down by 0.68% to close at 1284.28. The SP600 is up 0.29% for the past 5 days, down 3.51% for the past month, down 7.07% for the past 3 months and down 4.44% over the past year.
Leading stocks were NBRWF up 13.28%, CXW up 15.21% and GEO up 7.11%.
Trailing stocks were BLFS down 9.17%, IIPR down 7.51% and CUTR down 6.73%.
The CBOE VIX is up by 3.90% and closed at 22.67. The VIX is up 5.20% over five days, down 11.69% over one month, up 11.62% over three months and up 36.81% over one year.
On the New York stock exchange 1222 stocks advanced and 2112 declined, while on Nasdaq 1565 advanced and 3172 declined.
There were 142 new 52 week highs and 278 new 52 week lows on NYSE with 96 new highs and 296 new lows on NASDAQ.
The 2 year Treasury note yield is 2.455% and 10 year is 2.828%. The 10-year yield is up 21.3% over five days, up 65.1% over one month, up 112.5% three months ago, and up 125.1% one year ago.
SP500 Sector Performance % Change:
Consumer Staples -0.04
Health Care -0.46
Real Estate -0.58
Consumer Discretionary -1.57
Communication Services -1.82
Information Technology -2.45
Energy has been up 3.08% over five days, up 8.65% over one month, up 26.53% over three months and up 64.89% over one year.
Information Technology has been down 5.20% over five days, down 3.36% over one month, down 10.74% over three months and up 2.25% over one year.