Wall Street drops; White House considers delisting Chinese companies
By Ambar Warrick and Medha Singh NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Friday after news that the Trump administration was considering delisting Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges and limit U.S.
By Ambar Warrick and Medha Singh
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Friday after news that the Trump administration was considering delisting Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges and limit U.S. investments into China.
The tariff-sensitive Philadelphia semiconductor index <.SOX> extended its decline to 2.7%. The index was already under pressure from Micron Technology Inc's
The S&P technology <.SPLRCT> sector dropped 1.8%. U.S.-listed shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd
High-level trade talks between Washington and Beijing are scheduled for next month before the start of the third-quarter earnings season.
"If our policies spark a major sell off in Shanghai where that creates problems for China that could negatively impact the trade negotiations which are supposed to start on Oct. 10. That is where the U.S. based fear would come from," said Michael O'Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Adding to the negative momentum, the S&P 500 index fell below its 50-day moving average in afternoon trading.
At 2:55PM ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> fell 162.36 points, or 0.6%, to 26,728.76, the S&P 500 <.SPX> lost 30.49 points, or 1.02%, to 2,947.13 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> dropped 136.58 points, or 1.7%, to 7,894.08.
The three main indexes are set to end lower in a volatile week, which included U.S. Democrats launching an impeachment investigation on President Donald Trump.
Shares of Wells Fargo & Co
Data earlier showed U.S. consumer spending barely rose in August, suggesting that the economy's main growth engine was slowing after accelerating sharply in the second quarter.
Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.77-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 2.05-to-1 ratio favoured decliners.
The S&P 500 posted 11 new 52-week highs and 6 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 26 new highs and 104 new lows.
(Additional reporting by Ambar Warrick and Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Chizu Nomiyama)
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