Dow Ends Day Up 69

Trading subdued ahead of July 4 holiday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 2, 2019 3:00 PM CDT
Dow Ends Day Up 69
In this July 1, 2019, file photo specialist Erica Fredricks and trader Robert Charmak work on on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks ended a wobbly day mostly higher as gains for technology and health care stocks offset losses in the energy sector, the AP reports. Cisco Systems climbed 2% Tuesday and Pfizer added 1%. Energy stocks slumped broadly as the price of crude oil gave back almost 5%. Chevron lost 1.5% and Exxon Mobil lost 1.1%. Trading was subdued ahead of the Independence Day holiday in the US Thursday. Markets will close early on Wednesday. High-dividend stocks like real estate and utilities rose. The S&P 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3%, to 2,973. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 69 points, or 0.3%, to 26,786. The Nasdaq added 17 points, or 0.2%, to 8,109. Small-company stocks fell. (Read more stock market stories.)

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