Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market indexes.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped 1.42 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,435.61.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 57.11, or 0.3 per cent, to 21,410.03.
The Nasdaq composite rose 45.92, or 0.7 per cent, to 6,233.95.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks fell 3.71, or 0.3 per cent, to 1,399.25.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 2.46 points, or 0.1 per cent.
The Dow is up 25.75 points, or 0.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 82.19 points, or 1.3 per cent.
The Russell 2000 is down 7.47 points, or 0.5 per cent.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 196.78 points, or 8.8 per cent.
The Dow is up 1,647.43 points, or 8.3 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 850.84 points, or 15.8 per cent.
The Russell 2000 is up 42.12 points, or 3.1 per cent.
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