S&P 500 Sees Its Highest Close of the Year Dow, Nasdaq also close higher By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jun 2, 2016 3:16 PM CDT 10 comments Comments Trader Gordon Charlop, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Newser) – US stock indexes overcame an early wobble and ended slightly higher, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its highest close of the year, the AP reports. Health care companies led the rebound Thursday. Energy stocks lagged the rest of the market after a meeting of OPEC ministers failed to results in an agreement to curtail output. Johnson & Johnson rose about 2% on news the company has agreed to buy privately held hair care products maker Vogue International. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 48 points, or 0.3%, to 17,838. The Standard and Poor's 500 index rose 5 points, or 0.3%, to 2,105. The Nasdaq composite gained 19 points, or 0.4%, 4,971.