1:40 PM New York – U.S. indexes traded lower for the third day in a row and November retail sales rose the most in five months. American Airlines ordered regional jets valued at $6 billion in list prices. JP Morgan Chase is nearing a $2 billion settlement charges linked to Madoff Ponzi scheme.
U.S. stocks and indexes declined for the third day in a row and retail sales rose the most in five months in November.
S&P 500 index declined 0.3% to 1,776.47 and Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 0.05% to 4,001.93.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slipped 0.9% or 55.11 to 6,453 and in Frankfurt the DAX index dropped 0.8% or 68.01 to 9,009.
In Paris, CAC 40 index fell 0.4% or 15.41 to 4,071.
Retail Sales Jump in November
U.S. retail sales jumped the most in five months in November, according to the Census Bureau report.
Total retail sales increased 0.7% from October, and October month estimated was revised higher to 0.6% gain. November sales advanced 4.7% from a year ago month.
Excluding automotive sales, overall sales increased 0.4% in the month, a strong increase when compared to other monthly data. Apparel sales declined 0.2% and department stores increased 0.3%.
U.S. Stocks in Review
Ciena Corp (CIEN
) declined 5% after the fiber-optic networking gear provider reported adjusted earnings per share of 16 cents a share, lower than analyst estimate of at least 23 cents.
) jumped 3% after the social networking site operator was selected to replace Teradyne Inc in the S&P 500 index from December 21.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc jumped 5% on its first day of trading after the company sold 117.6 million shares priced at $20 a share and raised $2.35 billion.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (JPM
) declined 0.1% and the bank agreed to pay at least $2 billion to settle Department of Justice charges linked to Bernard Madoff managed funds and crimes.
Lululemon Athletica (LULU
) plunged 11% after the yogawear retailer reported higher quarterly sales and earnings but offered a lower than expected current quarter outlook.