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How major US stock indexes fared on Thursday

October 19, 2017

The major U.S. stock indexes finished mixed Thursday after partially recovering from midday losses.

The latest gains barely kept winning streaks alive for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average. Both indexes also set new highs. Health care stocks posted some of the biggest gains, offsetting losses by technology companies, which dragged the Nasdaq lower.

On Thursday:

The S&P 500 index rose 0.84 points, or 0.03 percent, to 2,562.10.

The Dow added 5.44 points, or 0.02 percent, to 23,163.04.

The Nasdaq composite slid 19.15 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,605.07.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 3.10 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,502.04.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 8.93 points, or 0.4 percent.

The Dow is up 291.32 points, or 1.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 0.73 points, or 0.01 percent.

The Russell 2000 is down 0.61 points, or 0.04 percent.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 323.27 points, or 14.4 percent.

The Dow is up 3,400.44 points, or 17.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 1,221.95 points, or 22.7 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 144.91 points, or 10.7 percent

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