U.S. stocks drifted mostly higher Wednesday as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index set a record for the third day in a row. Trading volume was about one-third below average ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend in the U.S. with many investors away on vacation.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15.31 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,122.01.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 0.10 of a point to close at 2,000.12.
The Nasdaq composite fell 1.02 points, or 0.02 percent, to 4,569.62.
For the week:
The Dow is up 120.79 points, or 0.7 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 11.72 points, or 0.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 31.07 points, or 0.7 percent
For the year:
The Dow is up 545.35 points, or 3.3 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 151.76 points, or 8.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 393.03 points, or 9.4 percent.