Dow, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs

Nasdaq also closes higher
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 27, 2017 3:16 PM CST
Dow, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs
Traders, including Edward Curran, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow Jones industrials closed at a record high for the 12th consecutive time, the AP reports. The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the benchmark favored by professional investors, also closed at a record high on Monday. The tiny gains came after an indecisive day for US stocks that sent indexes wavering between small gains and losses. Energy companies rose, but phone companies and utilities fell. National Oilwell Varco rose 3.3%. Verizon lost 1.4%. The Dow gained 15 points, less than 0.1%, to 20,837. The S&P 500 index gained 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,367. The Nasdaq composite increased 16 points, or 0.3%, to 5,861. (More Dow Jones stories.)

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