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

The ongoing concerns over central banks potentially keeping high interest rates for longer than anticipated have led to a decline on Wall Street. This was particularly felt in the energy sector, where companies benefited from a tightening oil market. Despite this, the key stock market indices, S&P 500, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq 100, all saw decreases on Tuesday.

The bearish sentiment on Wall Street spread to European markets later in the day. However, some positivity was seen among oil and gas companies on Wall Street. Companies like Phillips 66, Occidental Petroleum, and ExxonMobil saw increases in their stock prices due to tensions in the oil market and plans by Phillips 66 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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