Stocks rose moderately Thursday in relatively quiet trading, a contrast to the heavy selling that occurred a day earlier when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that stock prices might be too high.
The Dow Jones industrial average added 82.08 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 17,924.06.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 7.85 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 2,088.
The Nasdaq composite declined 25.90 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 4,945.54.
For the week:
The Dow is down 100 points, or 0.6 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is down 20.29 points, or 1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 59.85 points, or 1.2 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 100.99 points, or 0.6 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 29.10 points, or 1.4 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 209.49 points, or 4.4 per cent.