Major equity indexes in the US opened mixed on Wednesday as investors assess the latest earnings reports and data releases from the US.
As of writing, the S&P 500 was down 0.1% on the day at 4,570, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was losing 0.06% at 35,737 and the Nasdaq Composite was rising 0.3% at 15,283.
Earlier in the day, the data published by the US Census Bureau revealed that Durable Goods Orders declined by 0.4% on a monthly basis in September. Additionally, the international trade deficit expanded to $96.3 billion from $88.2 billion in August.
Among the 11 major S&P 500 sectors, the Energy Index is down 1.7% after the opening bell pressure by a more-than-1% drop witnessed in crude oil prices. On the other hand, the Consumer Discretionary Index is up 0.4% as the largest gainer in the early trade.
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