Dow lists the record as Walmart, econo sentiment

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U.S equity markets were lower on Thursday as investors disappointed in economic data and another round of earnings

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Ticker Safety Last Change Change%
I: DJI DOW JONES AVERAGE 31394.66 -218.36 -0.69%
SP500 S&P 500 3900.76 -30.57 -0.78%
I: COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 13787.84194 -177.65 -1.27%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 220 points or 0.7%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were weaker 0.75% and 1.06%, respectively. The early sale comes after the Dow posted its third consecutive record high on Wednesday.

Mixed economic data

Initial jobless claims for the week ending February 13 rose from 848,000 to 861,000. Wall Street analysts polled by Refintiv expected the number of first filings to drop to 765,000.

Housing start-ups for January totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1.58 million, less than the 1.658 million expected. Building permits, meanwhile, rose to a better-than-expected 1,881 million.

Ticker Safety Last Change Change%
WMT WALMART INC. 138.79 -8.46 -5.75%

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