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In this edition: In New York, the Dow closed up at +0.11%. In Paris, the CAC opened up at +0.1%; The DAX opens in decline at -0.1%; finally, in Tokyo, the Nikkei ended the day down at -0.85%.
In New York where the Dow closed up +0.11% at 16,943.10. The S&P took +0.09% at 1951.27 points. The Nasdaq rose +0.34% at 4336.24 points. Wall Street ended in highs due to a new wave of mergers and acquisitions that allowed new historical highs to the Dow and the S&P. The VIX CBOE Volatility Index rebounded at +2.7%.
Idenix Pharma exploded at +229% after the announcement of its acquisition by Merck for 3.85 billion dollars. The discount retailer Family Dollar Stores surged +13.37%. U.S. billionaire, Carl Icahn, reported Friday a participation of 9.39% in the discount retailer. Amongst its competitors, Dollar General took +7.35%. and Dollar Tree +0.65%. The largest increase in the S&P: The manufacturer of slot machines, International Game Technology, took +14.4%. Apple +1.6%. Time Inc. has had a difficult start to his first stock exchange introduction after splitting from Time Warner. The title ended down at -0.77%.
In Paris, the CAC opened up at +0.1% tuesday at 4593.70 points due to the absence of major macroeconomic indicators and the announcements of the ECB have been integrated. BNP Paribas is to be monitored: the bank is negotiating with the U.S. authorities in connection with a case of alleged violation of the economic sanctions of the United States against specific countries.
In Francfort, the DAX 30 opens in decline with -0.1% this tuesday at 9995 points. Operators are expecting a consolidation after the new highs in the Dow and the S&P. Deutsche Börse holds all the attention: the group wants to sell its division of ISE options. The economic indicator of the industrial production rate in Italy at 10.00 am and that of the United Kingdom at 10:30 will attract the attention of the market operators.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei ended down at -0.85% this tuesday following profits taking. The Nikkei ended at 14,994.80 points. The Topix yieled +0.49% at 1,228.73 points. The profits taking damaged the export values such as Toyota that lost -1.16% and Sony that lost -0.66% despite a slowdown of the yen that yielded -0.2% against the dollar, late in the session. Featured, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group rose at +1.18%.