Stocks ended modestly higher on Wall Street after another day of choppy trading.
The S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent Thursday, putting it just barely back into the green for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended a touch higher. The Nasdaq also rose as technology companies gained ground.
Cisco Systems rose after turning in stronger-than-expected quarterly results. Energy companies also climbed along with rising crude oil prices.
On Thursday (Aug. 18):
- The S&P 500 rose 9.70 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,283.74.
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 18.72 points, or 0.1 percent, to 33,999.04.
- The Nasdaq rose 27.22 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,965.34.
- The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 13.41 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,000.73.
For the week:
- The S&P 500 is up 3.59 points, or 0.1 percent.
- The Dow is up 237.99 points, or 0.7 percent.
- The Nasdaq is down 81.84 points, or 0.6 percent.
- The Russell 2000 is down 15.89 points, or 0.8 percent.
For the year:
- The S&P 500 is down 482.44 points, or 10.1 percent.
- The Dow is down 2,339.26 points, or 6.4 percent.
- The Nasdaq is down 2,679.63 points, or 17.1 percent.
- The Russell 2000 is down 244.58 points, or 10.9 percent.
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