Tech Stocks Gain in Day of Mixed Trading

Dow ends day down 11
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 26, 2017 3:07 PM CDT
Tech Stocks Gain in Day of Mixed Trading
Trader John Panin, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Technology companies notched solid gains on Wall Street, but most other sectors finished lower in a mixed day of trading, the AP reports. Apple added 1.7% Tuesday, while software company Red Hat jumped 4.1% after reporting a solid quarter. The tech sector, still the best-performing part of the market this year, was clawing back some of the ground it lost a day earlier. Eight of the 11 sectors in the S&P 500 index fell, led by phone companies and materials makers. The Standard & Poor's 500 edged up a fraction of a point to 2,496. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 11 points, less than 0.1%, to 22,284. The Nasdaq composite rose 9 points, or 0.2%, to 6,380. Small-company stocks did better than the rest of the market.. (More stock market stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.