published on June 13, 2019 - 1:38 PM
Written by Associated Press

(AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

4:00 p.m.
Stocks are closing higher Thursday, led by gains in retailers and media and energy companies.

Hess rose 2.9% and Halliburton gained 2.8% as an increase in oil prices boosted energy stocks. Oil rose 2.2% after two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks.

Among retailers, Macy’s was up 3.3% while Ross Stores rose 2.3%. Disney rose 4.4% to lead the gains for media companies.

The S&P 500 index rose 11 points, or 0.4%, to 2,891. It was the index’s first gain in three days.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 101 points, or 0.4%, to 26,106. The Nasdaq rose 44 points, or 0.6%, to 7,837.

Bond prices rose and the yield on the 10 year Treasury slipped to 2.10%.

11:45 a.m.
Stocks are rising at midday Thursday as a jump in the price of oil boosts energy companies.

U.S. oil rose 3% after two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks. Brent crude, the international benchmark, gained 2.7%. Oil prices had been falling on signs demand is declining.

Exxon rose 1% and oil services company Schlumberger gained 2.6%.

Helmerich & Payne, which operates oil rigs, rose 1.5%.

Consumer-oriented stocks and financial companies also gained ground. Macy’s rose 2.3% and Bank of New York gained 1%.

The S&P 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3%, to 2,888.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 59 points, or 0.2%, to 26,064. The Nasdaq rose 39 points, or 0.5%, to 7,832.

9:35 a.m.
Stocks are rising early Thursday as a jump in the price of oil boosts energy companies.

U.S. oil rose 3.3% after two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks. Brent crude, the international benchmark, gained 3.6%. Oil prices had been falling on signs demand is declining.

Exxon and Chevron each rose over 1%. Operators of oil drilling rigs also posted gains. Helmerich & Payne rose 2%.

Tyson Foods rose 2.3% after saying it plans to sell chicken nuggets made from pea protein and a burger than is part pea protein part beef.

The S&P 500 index rose 13 points, or 0.5%, to 2,892.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 127 points, or 0.5%, to 26,132. The Nasdaq rose 46 points, or 0.6%, to 7,839.


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