U.S. stock indexes veered slightly lower in early trading Thursday as investors sized up the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. Technology stocks were down the most. Consumer focused-companies also fell, while energy stocks declined as the price of crude oil headed lower. Insurers and other financial companies led the gainers.
Investing.com - Wall Street futures pointed to flat to lower open on Thursday as investors took a pause after the Dow hit another record high a day earlier and investors looked ahead to data for signs of the continued strength of the U.S. labor market and economy.
After rising for two consecutive trading days, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index lost momentum on Wednesday and opened lower on Thursday.