Markets End Day Little Changed

Dow dips 6
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 7, 2017 3:08 PM CDT
Markets End Day Little Changed
Trader Christopher Fuchs, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 4, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

After wavering up and down all day, US stock indexes wound up pretty much where they started, the AP reports. US missile strikes in Syria and news Friday of a slowdown in hiring last month left investors with little interest in making big moves in the market, with a handful of exceptions. Defense contractors traded higher after the strikes. Raytheon climbed 1.5% and Lockheed Martin gained 1.2%. Investors also bid up some high-dividend stocks like phone companies as they sought out relatively safe venues to park money. Energy companies and banks fell. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,355. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 6 points to 20,656. The Nasdaq composite slipped 1 point to 5,877. (More Dow Jones stories.)

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