S&P 500 rose about 0.1 percent. Most European markets are fractionally lower except Milan, which rose more than 1 percent. Profit takers drove down Shanghai 2 percent overnight and Mumbai by 1 percent, although Japan’s Nikkei rose more than 1 percent thanks to strong economic data in the United States. The S&P 500 has risen for five straight sessions, and closed yesterday back in record territory.
Stocks push to record highs, continuing a rally – New Jersey Herald
It was the 50th closing high for the S&P 500 this year. The Nasdaq rose sixteen points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,781. The market is coming off a big advance last week, which gave the S&P 500 its second-biggest weekly gain this year. Benchmark U.S.
Stocks Move Modestly Higher, Adding To Recent Gains – U.S. Commentary – NASDAQ.com
Nonetheless, overall trading activity has remained somewhat subdued amid the holiday-shortened Christmas Eve session. Biotechnology stocks have moved sharply higher in early trading, regaining some ground after ending the previous session sharply lower. After tumbling by 4.4 percent on Tuesday, the NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index is up by 2.2 percent. Airline, utilities, and healthcare stocks are also seeing early strength, while energy stocks are moving to the downside along with the price of crude oil.
US stocks eke out gains in abbreviated trading day – Yahoo News
View photo In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 photo, a man walks to work on Wall Street, in New York. Stocks are opening slightly higher, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 for the first time. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Stocks are closing mostly higher a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 for the first time.