How major United States stock market indexes fared on Friday

How major United States stock market indexes fared on Friday

How major United States stock market indexes fared on Friday

It measures the daily stock price movements of 30 large, publicly-owned USA companies.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 3.16 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,428.82, a record. Big-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate companies rose as bond yields fell.

Modest gains by technology companies and banks are leading USA stock indexes slightly higher in midday trading on Wall Street.

The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 0.2 percent to close at 2,447.83, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 0.2 percent to 6,274.44. Target jumped 4.1 percent after raising its second-quarter forecasts.

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The Dow Jones industrial average closed 84.65 points higher at 21,637.74, a record.

Crude oil was over 1 percent higher with prices at $47 per barrel. The Nasdaq 38.03 points, or 0.61%, to 6312.47-the largest one-week point and percentage again since early December. A rise in technology stocks boosted the Nasdaq.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in June, its third straight such increase.

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