Markets End Day Slightly Higher

Dow edges up 5 points
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 8, 2017 3:11 PM CDT
Traders Thomas Ferrigno, left, and Eugene Mauro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, May 5, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stock indexes are finishing little changed on Wall Street as losses in materials and health care companies hold back gains in energy and other parts of the market, the AP reports. Fertilizer maker CF Industries gave up 2.3% Monday, and drugmaker Celgene lost 3.3%. Apple jumped 2.7%. Newell Brands, which makes Rubbermaid containers, soared 11.9% after reporting solid results and raising its forecast for the year. The Standard & Poor's 500 index ended up a fraction at 2,399. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 5 points to 21,012. The Nasdaq composite added 1 point to 6,102. Small-company stocks fell. The Russell 2000 index lost 5 points, or 0.4%, to 1,391. (Read more Dow Jones stories.)

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