Dow Edges Up 32

S&P 500, Nasdaq slip
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 26, 2017 3:16 PM CST
Specialist Frank Masiello wears a Dow 20,000 cap as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – US stock indexes ended mostly lower, except for the Dow Jones industrial average, which climbed slightly a day after closing above 20,000 for the first time, the AP reports. Health care and consumer products companies fell the most Thursday. Johnson & Johnson fell 0.9% and Coca-Cola fell 0.7%. It's a big day for company earnings. Paint maker Sherwin-Williams jumped 7.6% after reporting earnings that beat analysts' forecasts. Mattel plunged 17.6% after reporting slower toy sales over the holidays. The Dow, which tracks 30 big industrial companies, edged up 32 points, or 0.2%, to 20,100. Broader indexes were mixed. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 1 point, or 0.1%, to 2,296. The Nasdaq composite also fell 1 point to 5,655. (Read more Dow Jones stories.)

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