Alibaba weakensThe Chinese Alibaba lost about 4 percent in New York. The internet company did make a substantial profit in the second quarter. A quarter earlier, the company suffered a rare loss due to a multi-billion dollar fine from the Chinese authorities for monopoly practices. Under Armor, in turn, gained almost 3 percent in market value and Dupont was down about 3 percent shortly after the opening bell. New results from cleaning products manufacturer Clorox were clearly not convincing and this share was reduced by almost 12 percent. The Dutch NXP, which is listed in New York, also attracted attention. The chip manufacturer has come up with an optimistic outlook, but was still 0.5 percent lower on Wall Street. Due to the worldwide chip shortage, there is a lot of demand for chips and not only the former semiconductor division of Philips, but all chip companies have recently experienced significant growth. Gartner gains 10%, Ralph Lauren moves 8% higher in the S&P 500.
PepsiCo winsThere was also other news with a Dutch twist. Soft drinks and snack company PepsiCo sells several juice brands in the United States and Europe to the French investor PAI partners, which also owns the Rotterdam-based Wicky maker Refresco. PepsiCo was up 0.3 percent in early trading in New York. The euro was worth $1.1864, against $1.1875 a day earlier. A barrel of US oil was 2 percent cheaper at $69.73. Brent oil cost 1.8 percent less at $71.60 a barrel.
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