US Stocks Notch Tiny Pre-Holiday Gains

Led by health care industry
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 23, 2016 3:44 PM CST

(Newser) – Major US stock indexes managed to post tiny gains in a quiet day of pre-holiday trading, the AP reports. Health care stocks rose more than the rest of the market Friday, while retailers and energy companies fell. Cintas, which supplies companies with uniforms, fell 3% after reporting results that fell short of analysts' forecasts.

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The Dow Jones industrial average rose 14 points, or 0.1%, to 19,933. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,263. The Nasdaq composite climbed 15 points, or 0.3%, to 5,462. Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.54%. (Read more stock market stories.)

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