S&P

Big gains for retailers push S&P 500 higher; rates rise

NEW YORK/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Rising retailers pushed U.S. stock indexes further into record territory on Friday, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was on pace to close out its seventh week of gains in the last eight. Interest rates also climbed, and the yield on the two-year Treasury topped 2 percent for the first … Continue reading Big gains for retailers push S&P 500 higher; rates rise

S&P 500 snaps losing streak as industrial, tech stocks rise

NEW YORK/December 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stock indexes perked higher on Thursday following a nearly weeklong lull, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose for the first time in five days. Industrial and technology companies helped lead the way, as broad swaths of the market climbed. Nearly two stocks rose for every one that … Continue reading S&P 500 snaps losing streak as industrial, tech stocks rise

Sinking energy stocks pull S&P 500 to fourth straight loss

NEW YORK/December 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks took another small step backward on Wednesday after a plunge in the price of oil dragged down shares of energy producers. The losses overshadowed gains for technology companies and other areas of the market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped by a fraction of a point, … Continue reading Sinking energy stocks pull S&P 500 to fourth straight loss

Energy firms lead US stocks mostly lower as oil prices slip

November 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) A sluggish day of trading on Wall Street finished Monday with stocks edging mostly lower as investors came back from the Thanksgiving holiday. Energy stocks declined the most following a slide in crude oil prices. Materials companies also declined, partly offsetting gains among utilities and industrial stocks. Retailers posted solid gains … Continue reading Energy firms lead US stocks mostly lower as oil prices slip

Strong earnings from Wal-Mart, Cisco drive US stocks higher

November 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak. Investors cheered strong quarterly earnings from Wal-Mart Stores, Cisco Systems and other companies. Technology stocks accounted for much of the market’s gains, which helped lift the Nasdaq composite to its first record high in just over a week. Health care … Continue reading Strong earnings from Wal-Mart, Cisco drive US stocks higher

US stocks decline for a second straight day; oil falls

November 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) – Technology companies led U.S. stocks lower Wednesday, giving the market its biggest loss since early September. Grocery stores and packaged foods and beverage companies also accounted for much of the decline. Energy stocks fell as the price of crude oil closed lower a day after its biggest loss since October. … Continue reading US stocks decline for a second straight day; oil falls

Energy leads modest slide in US stocks as oil prices fall

November 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Energy companies led U.S. stocks modestly lower Tuesday, erasing the small gains the market made a day earlier. The biggest drop in crude oil prices since October weighed on oil producers and other energy stocks. Disappointing results or outlooks from retailers and other companies also weighed on the market. Utilities and … Continue reading Energy leads modest slide in US stocks as oil prices fall