Stocks declined today, with every major index finishing in negative territory. In economic news, private payrolls surged by 275,000, the biggest gain since July, while U.S. weekly jobless claims increased 37,000. Here’s a look at how the major indices finished the day:


Dow Jones -163 at 26,430

S&P 500 -22 at 2,923

NASDAQ -45 at 8,049


The 10 Year Treasury closed up 1 basis points yielding 2.51%

Oil prices closed down $0.32 ending at $63.59 a barrel

Gold prices closed down $8 ending at $1,277 an ounce


In the days’ stock news:

  • CVS Health earned $1.62 per share for the first quarter, 12 cents above estimates
  • Apple beat earnings estimates by 10 cents, reporting $2.46 per share
  • Hilton Worldwide beat earnings and revenue estimates, earning 80 cents per share which was 4 cents above estimates