U.S. stocks closed mixed today. Utilities and consumer staples were the top-performing sectors. In economic news, retail sales grew 0.7%, adjusted for seasonality, which indicates robust consumer spending. Walmart reported earnings above expectations and raised performance guidance for the year. Treasury bond prices rose as their interest rates fell.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average* was up 100 points or 0.4% to 25,579
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 7 points or 0.2% to 2,848
The NASDAQ Composite Index was down 7 points or 0.1% to 7,767
The 30-year Treasury yield closed lower at 1.96% and the 10-year Treasury yield finished lower at 1.50%.
The spot price of gold rose $3.70 to $1,519.60
And the price of crude oil fell $0.58 to $54.65
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