MOSCOW, 1 may — PRIME. The major US stocks are rising on Wednesday, investors assess reports from Apple and internal statistics and also awaited the outcome of US Federal reserve meeting, according to data exchanges.
As at 17.18 GMT industrial index Dow Jones has raised on 0,16% — to 26634,29 points, the index of high-tech companies NASDAQ — 0.39%, to 8126,93 points, the index of wide market S&P 500 — on 0,14%, to 2949,88 points.
Published in the night of Wednesday the reports from Apple supports the optimism on the stock exchanges. Despite the decline in revenue for the second quarter 5% in annual terms, the index was better than forecasts of $ 58 billion instead of the expected 57,5 billion. IPhone sales dropped by 17% to $ 31 billion, while the forecast was 30.5 billion dollars. At the auction of the company’s shares rise in price by 5.8%.
“Many expected the recession in corporate earnings, and we didn’t get it, we are still optimistic for growth. Overall, the reporting season was good,” reports Reuters analyst Charles Schwab, Randy Frederick (Randy Frederick).
Supports exchange and positive internal statistics. Analyst firm Automatic Data Processing (ADP) reported that the number of jobs in private companies in the U.S. in April increased by 275 thousand compared to the figure of March. Expected growth of only 181 thousand.
Later on Wednesday, the bidders expect the announcement of another two-day fed meeting. Analysts believe that the regulator will keep the benchmark interest rate at 2.25-2.5 per cent.
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