Stocks End Bumpy Day Mostly Higher

Make up just a fraction of Wednesday's loss
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 15, 2019 3:00 PM CDT
Trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks ended another roller-coaster day mostly higher on Wall Street, making up just a fraction of the ground they lost in a huge plunge the day before, the AP reports. Walmart was a standout Thursday, putting up a 6.1% gain after turning in solid results and raising its outlook for the year. Consumer products makers were also winners. Kellogg added 3.2% and Procter & Gamble rose 1.4%. In another sign that investors remain jittery, however, prices for safe-play assets like government bonds and utilities also rose. The S&P 500 rose 6 points, or 0.2%, to 2,847. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 99, or 0.4%, to 25,579. The Nasdaq slipped 7, or 0.1% to 7,766. The yield on 10-year Treasury fell to 1.50% from 1.58% a day earlier, another big drop. (Read more stock market stories.)

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