US Stocks Mixed in Midday Trading Friday

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes turned mixed in midday trading Friday, following more losses on Asian and European markets.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down three-tenths of one percent, while the broader S & P 500 index is off a tenth of a percentage point. The NASDAQ is up one-tenth of a percent.

Major European stock indexes fell again, but not by as much as they did on Thursday.

London's Financial Times 100 index ended down one percent to close at 5,041. The CAC-40 in Paris fell 1.9 percent to finish at 3,017. The DAX in Frankfurt dropped 2.2 percent to end the week's trading at 5,480.

In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei index dropped two-and-a-half percent , to close at 8,719.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 3.1 percent , to end at 19,400.

Gold was trading up $25.62 at $1,849.52 an ounce.

The U.S. dollar slipped against both the yen and euro.