U.S. exchanges closed higher
The main U.S. stock indices finished last week with growth. By Friday's results the Dow Jones rose 0.68%, the S&P 500 - 1.01%, NASDAQ gained 1.04%. The quotations were supported by the positive financial reports published by U.S. companies supported the quotations. The beginning of the trading session was preceded by the release of successful financial results of Schlumberger oil company, which contributed to the growth of its securities by 1,07%. A day earlier, Twitter's results for the second quarter were released. Twitter's second-quarter results, which beat analysts' forecasts, were released a day earlier. its stock soared 5%. Principal Global Investors chief strategist Sima Shah, the current reporting season is showing very good results, indicating that there are enough buyers in the market. A negative factor for the stock exchanges was the data on business US business activity data for July were a negative factor. The composite PMI and the eponymous index for the services sector showed decline by 4 and 4.8 points respectively. Analysts forecasted the growth of the latter index up to 64.8 point.