Stocks Slip, Led by Health Care

It was a day of listless trading on Wall Street
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 24, 2019 3:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – Health care companies helped pull the broader market slightly lower in a day of listless trading as investors focused on upcoming trade talks between the US and China, the AP reports. Bristol-Myers Squibb fell 7.4% Monday. Caesar's rose 14.5% after Eldorado Resorts said it would buy the casino operator for $17.3 billion. Major indexes drifted between small gains and losses for much of the day, though smaller company stocks fell sharply relative to the rest of the market. The S&P 500 index fell 5 points, or 0.2%, to 2,945. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 8 points, less than 0.1%, to 26,727. The Nasdaq lost 26 points, or 0.3%, to 8,005. (Read more stock market stories.)

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