Stocks Tread Water; Dow Up 5

Goldman Sachs rises, Pfizer falls
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2009 3:12 PM CDT
Traders gather at the post that handles Bank of America on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, July 8, 2009.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – The stock market indices swung back and forth across a narrow range today as financials enjoyed advances but the health care sector declined, the Wall Street Journal reports. Goldman Sachs was up 3.69% after Bank of American Merrill Lynch upgraded Goldman shares from “neutral” to “buy.” Pfizer fell 2.19%. The Dow closed up 54.76 at 8,183.17, the Nasdaq gained 5.38, closing at 1,752.55, and the S&P 500 rose 3.12 to settle at 882.68.