Stock Market Today: October 16, 2017
William G. Ferguson and Adam Rosner | 10/16/2017
The stock market started out the new week with a quiet, but constructive, session. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 85 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up four points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 18 points. However, market breadth suggested a somewhat divided showing, as advancers and decliners were just about even on the NYSE. From a sector point of view, the technology, financial, and energy names displayed some leadership, while the healthcare stocks and the utilities declined modestly.