U.S. stocks drifted mostly higher Wednesday as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index set a record for the third day in a row. Trading volume was about one-third below average ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend in the U.S. with many investors away on vacation.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15.31 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 17,122.01.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 0.10 of a point to close at 2,000.12.
The Nasdaq composite fell 1.02 points, or 0.02 per cent, to 4,569.62.
For the week:
The Dow is up 120.79 points, or 0.7 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 11.72 points, or 0.6 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 31.07 points, or 0.7 per cent
For the year:
The Dow is up 545.35 points, or 3.3 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 151.76 points, or 8.2 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 393.03 points, or 9.4 per cent.