Investing.com – US stocks hit down on reports US and Chinese trade negotiations had stopped, with both sides up in the last few days.
fell 0.38%, lost 0.58%, while falling 1.04%.
Sensitive industries contributed to the downturn in the wider market, and the fall more 1% after CNBC reported that the planning of the discussions for the next round of negotiations has been put on hold.
Caterpillar (NYSE 🙂 and 3M (NYSE 🙂 ended in the red, 3.04% and 1
Trade with the US and China relations soured after President Donald Trump's earlier decision this week to ban US firms using Huawei's telecommunications technology. Beijing turned back and threatened to leave the trade negotiations and anchor the United States to lack a sincere desire to end the trade war,
"If there is no real concrete action from the United States, it will be meaningless that you come and talk, says Taoran Notes, a social media account linked to the Economic Daily, a state-run newspaper. "It is better to suspend the consultation altogether and return to the normal work track."
The comments referred to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's intention to travel to Beijing to continue conversations.
Decreased 2.48% on Friday and 1.94% for the week – 3.5% in May – US deposit units of Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ :), Chinese language for The Internet search provider fell 16.5% on Friday after notice of future earnings could be affected by the trade dispute, with several investment companies downgraded the ADRs, Baidu lost 18.14% a week and turned 22.81% this month. 659004] Technical stocks were also on the back of the foot that half pulled, led by NVIDIA (NASDAQ :), after the graphics chip's revenue matches were offset by lack of year-round guidance and a warning that data center sales may remain weak. NVIDIA fell 2.28%.
But it wasn't all the downfall and stupid in semis that Applied Materials (NASDAQ 🙂 was rewarded for quarterly results that topped expectations both on top and bottom line, and ended the day by 2.50%.  The energy stocks ended the day lower when the oil price ended a positive week with a dour note, and modestly fell on trade jitters in the US and China. US oil prices have increased the profits of around 1.8% this week to boost the efforts that increasing tensions in the Middle East could disturb supplies in the region.
In other company news, Tesla (NASDAQ 🙂 joined 7.6% after a US security regulator found that the Autopilot systems were active during a fatal model 3 crash earlier this year. The car manufacturer also flags concerns over spiral costs, with CEO Elon Musk, who eventually sent out an email throughout the company on Thursday, and warned employees to increase their efforts to reduce costs.
On the economic front, the University of Michigan managed in May to climb to a reading of 102.4, a 15 year old, from 97.2 a month earlier.
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