US Stocks Edge Higher

Dow ends day up 63
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 20, 2019 3:04 PM CST

(Newser) – Stocks are closing modestly higher on Wall Street, extending the market's gains from a day earlier, the AP reports. Gains in technology, materials and energy companies Wednesday outweighed losses in health care and real estate stocks. Garmin, maker of fitness trackers and navigation technology, jumped 17% after reporting better sales. CVS Health slumped 8.1% after the pharmacy operator gave a 2019 outlook that fell short of Wall Street's expectations. The S&P 500 rose 4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,784. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 63 points, or 0.2%, to 25,954. The Nasdaq edged up 2 points, less than 0.1%, to 7,489. (Read more stock market stories.)

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