Dow, S&P 500 Poised For 5th Straight Weekly Gain; Steel Names Rise

Dow, S&P 500 Poised For 5th Straight Weekly Gain; Steel Names Rise

The Nasdaq gained 14.29 (+0.22 percent) to close at 6,605.80, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,553.17, up 2.24 (+0.09 percent) from its open.

US stock indexes retreated from their record highs on Thursday as retailers and media companies declined and investors shrugged at quarterly reports from a few big banks.

Citigroup also reported better-than-expected earnings.

Meanwhile, shares of Equifax declined 1.53 percent after the company said it is investigating another possible cyberbreach. The Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 12.04 points, or 0.18 percent, to 6,591.51.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 30.71 (+0.13 percent) to finish at 22,871.72.

October is domestic violence month
It occurs on college campuses across the nation, and women ages 16-24 are most likely to experience intimate partner violence.

Analyst Stock Ratings: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), MGM Resorts International (MGM)
Riverhead Management Ltd accumulated 3,530 shares or 0% of the stock. 756,566 were accumulated by State Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp. Commonwealth Bank of Australia lifted its holdings in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter.

Bitcoin reaches an all-time high of $5000
This was a huge setback to the industry which led to around 30% fall in the bitcoin prices in a matter of a few days. But what is slightly less intuitive is that those supporting Bitcoin2X have to buy the currency as well.

The Nasdaq is up 1,208.39 points, or 22.4 percent.

US indexes were lower as investors watched third-quarter bank earnings. The consumer price index rose 0.6 percent last month, below the expected gain of 0.7 percent. J&J rose about 2 percent after Jefferies upgraded the stock to "buy", saying the company's pharma division would help it top analysts' profit estimates. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks edged down 1.08 points, or 0.1%, to 1,506.92.

Centene (CNC.N) sank 3.3 percent, Molina Healthcare (MOH.N) dropped 3.4 percent and Anthem (ANTM.N) fell 3.1 percent.

Major stock indexes held modest gains Friday afternoon, with the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 poised for their fifth straight weekly price gain. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 10,069.27 for a loss of 4.22 points or 0.04%.

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