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US Market Indexes Mixed With Gains From Technology

- By Julie Young

U.S. market indexes were mixed on Thursday. For the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 20934.55 for a loss of -15.55 points or -0.07%. The S&P 500 closed at 2381.38 for a loss of -3.88 points or -0.16%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 5900.76 for a gain of 0.71 points or 0.01%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower for the day at 11.23 for a loss of -0.40 points or -3.44%.

Thursday's market movers

Economic reports affecting market trading on Thursday included the following:

  • Housing starts increased to 1.288 million SAAR from 1.251 million SAAR.
  • Jobless claims decreased by 2,000 to 241,000.

In the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the following stocks led gains and losses:


IBM (IBM) 0.81%

American Express (AXP) 0.68%


DuPont (DD) -1.08%

Chevron (CVX) -0.94%

In the broad market, utilities led losses and financial stocks led gains. Technology was higher with the S&P 500 technology sector up 0.11%.

Small-cap stocks

In small-caps, the Russell 2000 Index closed at 1386.03 for a gain of 3.20 points or 0.23%. The S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 844.08 for a gain of 2.17 points or 0.26%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 8288.31 for a gain of 8.73 points or 0.11%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 9686.53 for a gain of 11.54 points or 0.12%.

Other notable indexes

Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1728.22 for a loss of -1.06 points or -0.06%; the S&P 100 Index at 1057.82 for a loss of -0.79 points or -0.07%; the Russell 3000 Index at 1411.37 for a loss of -1.58 points or -0.11%; the Russell 1000 Index at 1320.04 for a loss of -1.85 points or -0.14%; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 655.88 for a loss of -3.31 points or -0.50%.

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