Stocks See Mixed Results

Dow ends the day higher, but S&P 500, Nasdaq edge down
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 15, 2018 3:15 PM CDT
Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 15, 2018.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks are ending mostly lower on Wall Street as losses in consumer products companies and basic materials makers outweigh gains elsewhere including technology, the AP reports. Kraft Heinz lost 1.7% Thursday, and DowDuPont gave up 1.6%. Broadcom rose 2.8%. Mattel fell 2.4% following word that Toys R Us will shut down its US stores. The S&P 500 index fell 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,747. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 115 points, or 0.5%, to 24,873. The Nasdaq lost 15 points, or 0.2%, to 7,481. Small-company stocks fell. The Russell 2000 index sank 7 points, or 0.5%, to 1,576.

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