Dow Ends Day Up 47
S&P 500 also up, but Nasdaq is down
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 29, 2015 3:18 PM CDT
In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, specialist Michael O'Mara works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – US stocks are closing mixed as the market stabilizes a day after a big drop. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 47 points, or 0.3%, to 16,049 Tuesday. It plunged 312 points the day before. The Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out a gain of two points, just 0.1%, to close at 1,884. The Nasdaq composite dropped 26 points, or 0.6%, to 4,517.

Other market barometers were also mixed. More stocks fell than rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Health care stocks rose 1%, bouncing back from a plunge a day earlier. Energy stocks followed the price of oil higher. Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.07%.