Stocks Tick Slightly Higher

Dow slips, but S&P 500, Nasdaq close slightly higher
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 23, 2017 3:16 PM CDT
Stocks Tick Slightly Higher
New York Stock Exchange floor official Rudy Mass, left, talks with trader Fred DeMarco, right, on the floor of the NYSE, Friday, June 23, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks ticked higher as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week, the AP reports. After getting off to a slow start, the Standard & Poor's 500 index finished with a modest gain Friday, leaving it slightly higher for the week. Energy companies benefited from a second day of gains in oil prices. EQT jumped 8%, the biggest gain in the S&P 500. Health care and technology stocks had the biggest gains of the week. Energy companies trimmed their weekly loss to 2.9%. Bed Bath & Beyond plunged 12% after reporting weak earnings. The S&P 500 added 3 points, or 0.2%, to 2,438. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 2 points to 21,394. The Nasdaq gained 28 points, or 0.5%, to 6,265. (More stock market stories.)

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