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Inter-Korean summit: Defence stocks lose 'Trump shine' on North-South meet

Raytheon is down as much as 3.9 per cent and on pace to close lower for a fourth straight day

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US President Donald Trump listens as he hosts a joint press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, US | Photo: Reuters

Jeremy R Cooke | Bloomberg
Since Donald Trump was elected president, the S&P 500 Aerospace & Defense Index hasn’t closed below its 100-day moving average. 

That’s set to change Friday, after an historic agreement to end the Korean War depressed stocks of US defense contractors.
“There will be an inevitable focus on spending cuts, and defense may be a target,” Greg Valliere, chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, wrote in a note. Defense spending and the stocks that benefit “both could level off in the next few years.”

Raytheon is down as much as 3.9 per cent and on pace to close lower for a fourth straight day.

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First Published: Apr 28 2018 | 8:29 PM IST

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