U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday as investors assessed some mixed news on company earnings. Energy stocks rose as oil recouped some of its losses from a big sell-off a day earlier.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 56.22 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 17,958.73.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 9.28 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,091.18.
The Nasdaq composite gained 23.74 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 4,974.56.
For the week:
The Dow is up 195.49 points, or 1.1 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 24.22 points, or 1.2 per cent.
The Nasdaq has gained 87.63 points, or 1.8 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 135.66 points, or 0.8 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 32.28 points, or 1.6 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 238.51 points, or 5 per cent.