How the Dow Jones industrials did on Thursday
U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Thursday as traders weighed generally strong earnings reports against the falling fortunes of energy companies. The Dow Jones industrial average eked out another record high, its seventh in eight trading days
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 40.59 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,652.79.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 1.08 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,039.33.
The Nasdaq composite rose 5.01 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,680.14.
For the week:
The Dow is up 78.86 points, or 0.5 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 7.41 points, or 0.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 47.61 points, or 1 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,076.13 points, or 6.5 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 190.97 points, or 10.3 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 503.55 points, or 12.1 percent.