European Stock Markets Affected by Decline on Wall Street, with Oil Companies Serving as a Bright Spot

The stock market experienced a decline on Wall Street due to concerns over central banks potentially keeping high interest rates for longer than anticipated. The biggest rise was seen in energy companies, benefiting from a tightening oil market. However, worries of slower rate decreases by the US Fed and European Central Bank attributed to the decline in key stock market indices like S&P 500, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq 100.

The bearish sentiment on Wall Street spread to European markets later in the day, with oil and gas companies on Wall Street enjoying some positivity amidst the red rates. Companies like Phillips 66, Occidental Petroleum, and ExxonMobil saw increases in stock prices due to tensions in the oil market and headlines about their plans to produce renewable fuels.

On the other hand, concerns over potential escalations in the Middle East following Israel’s airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Syria added to fears of disruptions in oil supply chains. Additionally, Mexico’s state oil company, Pemex, signaling potential cuts in crude oil exports further fueled apprehensions about oil supply.

In terms of specific stock movements, companies in the health sector like Humana and CVS Health saw declines while technology companies such as AMD and Nvidia also experienced losses. Electric car manufacturer Tesla faced challenges as its first-quarter delivery volume fell short of market expectations marking its lowest delivery volume since the third quarter of 2022.

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