X

Dow Ends Day Up 40

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 19, 2016 3:16 PM CDT
Dow Ends Day Up 40
Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks are ending modestly higher on Wall Street, led by energy companies as the price of crude oil climbs, the AP reports. Oil rig operator Transocean jumped 5.7% Wednesday, one of the biggest gains in the Standard & Poor's 500 index. The price of crude oil rose 2.6% to $51 a barrel in New York. Among banks, Morgan Stanley and M&T Bank each rose 1.9% after reporting earnings that beat analysts' forecasts. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 40 points, or 0.2%, to 18,202. The S&P 500 index rose 4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,144. The Nasdaq composite edged up 2 points, or 0.1%, to 5,246. (Read more Dow Jones stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X