Stocks closed slightly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors looked ahead to a key government report on jobs and kept an eye on developments in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Gains for technology companies and banks outweighed losses in energy and other sectors. Bond yields rose.
The S&P 500 index rose 4.67 points, or 0.2%, to 3,117.43.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 28.01 points, or 0.1%, to 27,677.79.
The Nasdaq added 4.03 points, less than 0.1%, to 8,570.70.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks picked up 0.94 points, less than 0.1%, to 1,614.83.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 23.55 points, or 0.7%.
The Dow is down 373.62 points, or 1.3%.
The Nasdaq is down 94.77 points, or 1.1%
The Russell 2000 is down 9.67 points, or 0.6%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 610.58 points, or 24.4%.
The Dow is up 4,350.33 points, or 18.6%.
The Nasdaq is up 1,935.42 points, or 29.2%.
The Russell 2000 is up 266.27 points, or 19.7%.