Wall Street opens lower, US inflation higher than expected, Corporate News

PARIS, May 11 (Reuters) – The New York Stock Exchange opened lower on Wednesday after the publication of consumer prices in the United States for the month of April which showed inflation above expectations despite a slowdown in annual rate, the first since last August.

In early trading, the Dow Jones index lost 39.89 points, or 0.12%, to 32,120.85 points and the broader Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 0.47% to 3,982.17 points.

The Nasdaq Composite lost 1.3%, or 152.68 points, to 11,584.98.

An hour before the opening of Wall Street, the US Department of Labor indicated that consumer price inflation in the United States had slowed markedly in April due to the decline in gasoline prices, but excluding energy and food products, inflation continued to accelerate, above economists’ expectations, suggesting that the slowdown is temporary.

The consumer price index (CPI) decelerated to 0.3% last month and 8.3% year on year, while so-called core inflation (“core CPI”), increased by 0 .6% over one month and 6.2% over one year.

“It’s a bit of an upside surprise from any perspective, so the scenario of inflation peaking will certainly need to be revisited in light of this data,” comments Ross Mayfield, investment strategist at Baird. Private Wealth Management.

Faced with soaring inflation, money markets are pricing 81% on a 75 basis point hike in Federal Reserve rates at the June meeting after a half-point hike in the cost of credit last week.

In the bond market, the yield on ten-year US Treasuries, which was down before the consumer price release, rose again, gaining 3.3 basis points to 3.026%.

In values, the giants of new technologies, sensitive to changes in interest rates, are weakening. Tesla, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and lose 0.4% to 1%.

On the upside, oil companies are rising in the wake of rising crude prices on supply concerns as the European Union strives to reach consensus on new sanctions against Russia, including an embargo. on oil. Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Devon Energy, Marathon Oil, and Schlumberger take 1.9% to 3%.

In earnings releases, Coinbase Global plunged 23% after posting a first-quarter net loss amid a stock market rout.

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