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published on August 7, 2017 - 1:11 PM
Written by Associated Press

U.S. stock indexes closed slightly higher, led by gains in technology and consumer-focused companies.

Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at record highs Monday.

Apple rose 1.4 percent, and Wal-Mart climbed 1 percent.

Elsewhere, energy companies fell along with the price of crude oil. Pioneer Natural Resources gave up 4.2 percent.

In earnings news, Tyson Foods jumped 5.7 percent after issuing an upbeat forecast.

Medical device company NxStage Medical jumped 28.2 percent after it agreed to be bought by Fresenius Medical Care.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,480.

The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 25 points, or 0.1 percent, to 22,118. The Nasdaq composite rose 32 points, or 0.5 percent, to 6,383.


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