published on June 23, 2017 - 1:23 PM
Written by Associated Press

Stocks ticked higher as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week.

After getting off to a slow start, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index finished with a modest gain Friday, leaving it slightly higher for the week.

Energy companies benefited from a second day of gains in oil prices. EQT jumped 8 percent, the biggest gain in the S&P 500.

Health care and technology stocks had the biggest gains of the week.

Energy companies trimmed their weekly loss to 2.9 percent.

Bed Bath & Beyond plunged 12 percent after reporting weak earnings.

The S&P 500 added 3 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,438.

The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 2 points to 21,394. The Nasdaq gained 28 points, or 0.5 percent, to 6,265.

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