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  • Wall Street’s main indexes trade mixed on Thursday.
  • Technology stocks post strong gains following this week’s selloff.
  • Energy shares underperform amid falling crude oil prices.

Following Wednesday’s steep decline, major equity indexes in the US opened mixed. As of writing, the S&P 500 was up 0.4% on the day at 4,080, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was posting small losses at 33,590 and the Nasdaq Composite was rising 1.2% at 13,156.  

Among the 11 major S&P 500 sectors, the Technology Index, which suffered heavy losses in the first half of the week, is up 1.35% supported by risk flows and bargain shopping. On the other hand, the Energy Index is losing 0.65% amid a 1.6% decline seen in US crude oil prices.

Earlier in the day, the data from the US showed that the annual Producer Price Index rose to 6.2% in April from 4.2% in March and the weekly Initial Jobless Claims declined to 473,000, compared to analysts’ estimate of 490,000.  

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