Most U.S. equities finished up from the lows of the day as investors reassessed the strongest first-quarter rally in almost a decade. Treasuries resumed their push higher, while the pound fluctuated after Theresa May announced a proposal to break the logjam over Brexit.
The S&P 500 Index was little changed at 2,867.28 as of 4:01 p.m. New York time, while the Nasdaq Composite Index gained 0.3 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.3 percent.
The Dow was dragged down for the first time in four days by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. after lower pharmacy reimbrusements hurt earnings at the drugstore chain. Technology shares pushed the Nasdaq higher. After being lower most of the session, the S&P 500 finished little changed. Carmakers pushed the Stoxx Europe 600 Index to the highest close this year. Asia’s benchmark finished broadly unchanged as Japanese shares slipped and stocks in Shanghai and Seoul advanced.
Source : Bloomberg