Weekly summary of the New York Stock Exchange

Automobile sales declined by 12 percent to 16.5 million units annually while the spending on construction for December fell by 0.6 percent sharply on Monday.

Home sales rose by 3.7 percent the very next day to 621,000 units annually, whereas the ISM non-manufacturing February’s index increased to 59.7 points.  The dollar assembled for a fifth day, while the 10-year Treasuries generated 2.72 percent.  Despite some good results, the overall market declined to slight in the days.

ADP employment announcement for February projected a 183,000 increase in the private payroll on Wednesday.  The status account of EIA petroleum for the week which ended on March 1st witnessed an increase of 7.1 Million barrels in the crude oil inventories, as well as the trade deficit of US, rose to the highest in the last ten years of as much as 59.8 billion US Dollars. The markets closed at lower than expected rates due to the waiting by the investors for definitive authentic news regarding China.

The jobless claims fell, the nonfarm productivity rose, the labor costs rose by 2 percent on Thursday.

The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent as on Friday, while the average per hour earning rose slightly.  These changes resulted in a couple of changes that you can see below for two of the major firms in the industry.

Abercrombie & Fitch Company announced their financial results for the fourth quarter this Wednesday as it surpassed all the estimates, having the earnings of 1.35 USD per share with the net sales of as much as 1.15 billion US dollars. The stronger-than-expected fallouts resulted in their share prices rising by 17 percent just after they started again.

The Kroger Company announced the fourth-quarter monetary results in the pre-market hours on Thursday while missing the estimates; this led to the rise in the share prices by 12 percent. For this quarter, the firm has 48 cents for every share earnings while the revenue was more than 28 billion US Dollar. The online sales rose by around 58 percent while the firm developed a newer pickup and delivery system that allowed it to reach 91 percent of the households.