published on January 18, 2018 - 1:18 PM
Written by Associated Press

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

4 p.m.
Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before.

Losses in industrial and energy stocks contributed the most to the modest declines on Thursday. Boeing lost 3.1 percent while Kinder Morgan fell 2.9 percent.

La Quinta rose 3.8 percent after Wyndham Worldwide agreed to buy its hotel franchise and management business. Wyndham gained 4.8 percent.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,798.

The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 97 points, or 0.4 percent, to 26,017. The Nasdaq composite fell 2 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 7,296.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.62 percent.

That’s the highest level for the benchmark yield since March.

11:45 a.m.
Stocks are moving lower in midday trading, pulling the market back from the record highs it set the day before.

Losses in health care, industrial and other sectors were outweighing gains by phone and technology companies Thursday. Energy stocks also fell.

Boeing lost 2.9 percent and Merck gave up 2.2 percent.

La Quinta rose 3.4 percent after Wyndham Worldwide agreed to buy its hotel franchise and management business.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 8 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,794.

The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 134 points, or 0.5 percent, to 25,976. The Nasdaq composite fell 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 7,286.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.61 percent.

9:35 a.m.
Stock indexes are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street as gains for technology companies are offset by losses in energy and other sectors.

Some banks were higher early Thursday after reporting earnings that were better than analysts were expecting. Morgan Stanley rose 1 percent and BB&T gained 3.2 percent.

La Quinta rose 4.5 percent after Wyndham Worldwide agreed to buy its hotel franchise and management business.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 1 point at 2,804.

The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 26,123. The Nasdaq composite edged up 3 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 7,302.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.61 percent.


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