Dow Up 47, Returns to Black for 2010
Investors await tomorrow's unemployment report
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2010 3:21 PM CST
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Feb. 12, 2010.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

(Newser) – A spate of analyst upgrades for companies including Walt Disney, Coca-Cola, and Boeing led to modest advances for stocks today, as investors look ahead to tomorrow's unemployment report, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow gained 47 points to close at 10,444, putting it back into the black (by 0.2%) for the year.
  • The Nasdaq added 12 points, settling at 2,292.
  • The S&P 500 rose 4 points to close at 1,123.