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Modest gains push US stocks indexes to record highs

(AP) — Gains by big technology and health care companies pushed U.S. stocks modestly higher Friday, lifting several major indexes to new highs. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, Dow Jones industrial average and Russell 2000 index of...

 

Energy companies lead US stock indexes mostly higher

(AP) — Another day of listless trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with the major stock indexes closing out having shifted marginally from the day before. Gains in energy and technology companies were canceled out by losses among banks, phone...

 

Stocks held back by slumps for energy, auto parts companies

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed Wednesday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices, but technology stocks rose and reversed a portion of their recent losses. After O’Reilly Automotive reported weak sales growth in the...

 

Gains for energy companies and banks boost stock indexes

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Monday as banks continued to climb along with interest rates, and energy companies rallied again with oil prices. Better-than-expected auto sales and a strong report on U.S. factories also boosted stocks. Energy...

 

Industrial companies lead US stock indexes mostly higher

Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index eked out tiny gains, while the...

 

Energy stocks dive anew, offset tech gains; US indexes mixed

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer, extending their dismal start to the year. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market indexes. The...

 

With tech giants back in charge, stocks hit records again

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple and other big-name technology stocks got back to their winning ways Monday and helped drive U.S. indexes once again to record heights. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 20.31 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,453.46 and...

 

Stocks slip as investors seek safety after weak sales data

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dipped Wednesday as investors worried about weak retail sales and oil prices sank. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time in six months. The Commerce Department said retail spending decreased in...

 

Dow, Russell 2000 hit new highs; uneven finish for US stocks

(AP) — Wall Street turned in an uneven finish Friday as investors unloaded their technology company shares in favor of energy and financial stocks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite, which has outpaced gains by other U.S. stock indexes this year,...

 

Modest gains, led by banks, push US stock indexes higher

AP — Financial companies led U.S. stock indexes higher Thursday, nudging the Nasdaq composite index to a record high. The latest gains came as the stock market continued to trade mostly in a narrow range in the absence of major new economic data...

 

More records, barely, as stocks rise for 7th day

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made the tiniest of gains Friday as media companies and sellers of beauty products and food ticked higher. Major indexes added to their winning streak and record highs. Stocks spent the day flipping back and forth...

 

US stocks extend gains to a 5th day as tech companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the fifth consecutive day Wednesday as investors went on a late buying spree. The gains came after news that the Federal Reserve plans to start reducing its huge portfolio of bonds. The Standard & Poor’s 500...

 

Stocks bounce back as technology and defense companies climb

NEW YORK (AP) — Strong gains for technology companies like software and chip makers helped lead U.S. stocks higher Monday. Defense contractors also climbed as the market continued to bounce back from a bout of turbulence last week. Stocks rose for...

 

Oil's well: Rising energy stocks help send S&P 500 to record

NEW YORK (AP) — A spurt in oil prices on Monday revived energy stocks, which have been among the year’s worst performers, and helped push the broader market back to record highs. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 11.42 points, or 0.5...

 

US stocks rise as energy companies rally with oil prices

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies jumped with the price of oil Wednesday, but overall, stocks finished only slightly higher as a quiet week of trading continued. The price of U.S. crude oil jumped 3 percent as fuel stockpiles kept shrinking, and...

 

Stocks scuffle as slowing auto sales worry Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite strong results from industrial companies, U.S. stocks couldn’t get any momentum going Tuesday after car makers said their sales are shrinking. Engine maker Cummins sent manufacturers and other industrial companies higher...

 

Nudge higher for US stocks enough to push Nasdaq to a record

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes fluttered up and down Thursday, then ended the day a hair above where they started. The slight gains were enough to nudge the Nasdaq composite to another record and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to within a...

 

Healthy profits push stocks higher yet; Nasdaq crosses 6,000

NEW YORK (AP) — Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices. More big businesses joined the earnings parade Tuesday, saying their profits were even larger in the first three months of the year than analysts were expecting,...

 

Magnifique: Investors applaud French vote with stock rally

NEW YORK (AP) — Vive le rally. U.S. stocks joined a worldwide surge higher Monday after the first round of France’s presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together. A candidate seen as pro-business won the...

 

US stocks rally again as banks and industrial companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Thursday as industrial companies, banks, technology and materials firms and energy companies all rallied. A strong day of corporate results left investors feeling better about the economy. For more than a week...

 

Led by banks, stocks jump after strong report from China

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks bounced back from recent losses Monday after the Chinese government said that country’s economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the first quarter. Banks jumped as interest rates recovered. After losses in three of th...

 

US stock indexes post modest losses; bond yields slump

Industrial and materials companies led U.S. stocks modestly lower Wednesday on another day of subdued trading ahead of the long Easter holiday weekend. The slide marked the second decline in a row for the stock market, extending its losses for the...

 
 By MARLEY JAY    Business    April 5, 2017

Stocks tread water as energy companies rise and banks fall

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks hardly moved Tuesday as investors were slow to dip a toe back into the market, although energy companies did climb with the price of oil and natural gas. Banks and retailers took losses. Stock indexes flickered between...

 

US stock indexes pull back from record highs; Oil falls

Banks and other financial companies led a slide in U.S. stocks Thursday, erasing some of the gains from a day earlier, when indexes soared to their latest record highs. Materials and industrials companies also fell sharply. Energy stocks declined...

 

Deal hunger sends food stocks higher; US indexes at records

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks again broke records Tuesday as investors came back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn’t complete a proposed $143 billion mega-merger, food and household goods makers rose as investor...

 

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