How major US stock indexes fared on Wednesday

AP News
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 5:04 PM

U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Wednesday after a day of quiet, post-holiday trading.

Technology, health care and industrials stocks accounted for much of the market's gain. Retailers and consumer-goods manufacturers declined the most. Energy stocks also fell along with the price of crude oil. Bond yields fell following a report showing U.S. consumer confidence dipped this month.

On Wednesday:

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 2.12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,682.62.

The Dow Jones industrial average added 28.09 points, or 0.1 percent, to 24,774.30.

The Nasdaq rose 3.09 points, or 0.04 percent, to 6,939.34.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 0.29 points, or 0.02 percent, to 1,543.94.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is down 0.72 points, or 0.03 percent.

The Dow is up 20.24 points, or 0.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 20.62 points, or 0.3 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 1.01 points, or 0.1 percent.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 443.79 points, or 19.8 percent.

The Dow is up 5,011.70 points, or 25.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 1,556.22 points, or 28.9 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 186.81 points, or 13.8 percent.