US stock indexes

US stock indexes end mixed ahead of US-China trade talks

Wall Street capped a day of mostly listless trading with a mixed finish Monday as gains in industrial companies, banks and energy stocks outweighed losses elsewhere. Small-company stocks fared better than the rest of the market as investors shifted focus away from the tail end of a relatively strong corporate earnings season and looked ahead … Continue reading US stock indexes end mixed ahead of US-China trade talks

Investor News: US stock indexes shedding early gains from jobs report

(AP) Major U.S. stock indexes edged mostly lower in late-afternoon trading Friday as enthusiasm over a surge in hiring in January was tempered by a weak revenue forecast by Amazon. Losses in retailers, led by Amazon, outweighed gains in energy stocks, banks and technology companies, placing the benchmark S&P 500 index on track to break … Continue reading Investor News: US stock indexes shedding early gains from jobs report

US stock indexes post mixed finish as bond yields surge

Major U.S. stock indexes finished unevenly Wednesday as gains in banks and other financial companies outweighed losses elsewhere in the market. Bond yields surged to the highest level in four months. That drove demand for bank stocks and triggered a sell-off in utilities, real estate companies and other high-dividend payers. Energy stocks rose along with … Continue reading US stock indexes post mixed finish as bond yields surge

NEW YORK | US stock indexes churn as investors gird for higher rates

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes churned in early trading Friday, with high-dividend stocks falling and tech stocks rising, after a surprisingly strong jobs report pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates. Not only was hiring stronger than expected last month, so were wage gains for workers. That clears the way for the Federal … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stock indexes churn as investors gird for higher rates

NEW YORK | US stock indexes dip as oil prices sink energy companies

NEW YORK— A late gain for U.S. stocks slipped away Wednesday as a four-day winning streak ended. Energy companies sank along with the price of oil. The price of crude oil fell more than 3 percent Wednesday. Big dividend payers and industrial companies slipped. Gains for Microsoft, Facebook and Alphabet helped technology companies finish higher. … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stock indexes dip as oil prices sink energy companies

NEW YORK | After an early stumble, US stock indexes end modestly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market shook off a bumpy start and ended modestly higher Friday, led by gains in consumer products companies like Monster Beverage and Procter & Gamble. Health care companies also rose. Energy companies slipped along with the price of oil. Trading has been muted ahead of the Group of Seven … Continue reading NEW YORK | After an early stumble, US stock indexes end modestly higher

US stock indexes veer mostly higher; oil down

U.S. stock indexes veered mostly higher in choppy trading Friday afternoon as investors sifted through the latest batch of corporate earnings news. Gains in health care stocks outweighed losses in technology companies. Industrial stocks also helped lift the market. Crude oil prices declined. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index added 1 point, or 0.1 percent, … Continue reading US stock indexes veer mostly higher; oil down

US stock indexes veer mostly lower; oil down

U.S. stocks indexes moved mostly lower in midday trading Friday as investors sifted through the latest batch of corporate earnings news. Losses in technology companies outweighed gains in health care stocks and other sectors. Crude oil prices declined. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index lost a fraction of a point to 2,722 as of 12:42 … Continue reading US stock indexes veer mostly lower; oil down