How major United States stock indexes fared on Thursday

Gladys Abbott
October 21, 2017

US stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the, and sectors led shares higher. Also weighing on Apple was a report in The Wall Street Journal that the new Apple Watch's independent cellular connection feature was abruptly cut off in China, without explanation, after a brief availability with one telecom company.

The Dow Jones rose 59 points to begin the last trading day of the week at 23,222 points.

The Nasdaq composite added 23.99 points, or 0.4 percent, to 6,629.05.

Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 51 points, or 0.83 percent, on volume of 46,042 contracts.

At the first bell, technology firms Fitbit and GoPro saw their stock price increase 1.5 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:) declined 0.45% or 0.21 points to end at 46.38 and McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:) was down 0.12% or 0.20 points to 166.30.

But other companies rallied after earnings, with Verizon Communications gaining 1.2 percent after notching a 0.3 percent dip in third-quarter earnings of $3.7 billion.

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The S&P 500 is up 8.93 points, or 0.4 percent.

The Russell 2000 is down 0.61 points, or 0.04 percent.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:) which rose 6.26% to 17.48, Dover Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 6.09% to settle at 94.95 and Under Armour Inc C (NYSE:) which gained 5.93% to close at 15.910.

United Airlines fell about 3 percent after the company said net income fell because of losses from flight cancellations during the hurricane season.

The Nasdaq is up 1,221.95 points, or 22.7 percent.

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