Dow Ends Day Little Changed
S&P 500, Nasdaq edge up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 5, 2017 3:16 PM CDT
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Specialist Anthony Matesic, left, and trader Michael Milano work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, June 29, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – US stock indexes ended mixed as energy companies slid, pushed lower by a downturn in energy prices, the AP reports. Auto parts makers and car companies dropped Wednesday after O'Reilly Automotive reported weak sales in the second quarter. O'Reilly plunged 19%. More stocks fell than rose on the New York Stock Exchange and most industry groups were lower. Technology stocks bucked the trend and moved higher. Advanced Micro Devices jumped 8.6%. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up 4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,433. The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 21,478. The Nasdaq composite added 40 points, or 0.7%, to 6,150. The Russell 2000 of small-company stocks fell 6 points, or 0.5%, to 1,420.

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