|Day's range||24,473.29 - 24,740.96|
|52-week range||23,344.52 - 26,951.81|
Asian markets tumbled on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index slid 1.7 percent to 21,439.16 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 1.2 percent to 2,070.70.
An upgrade pushed the conglomerate’s stock higher, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.3% to close at 24,597.38. The Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.4%, ending at 7070.33.
U.S. stocks wobbled Thursday as the markets turned fairly quiet after a very turbulent start to the week. Small companies dropped and high-dividend stocks, which investors favor when they want to reduce risk, rose.
Pessimism is running rampant, which may explain why health-care stocks have done so well this year. That could also be a sign that the market could be set to move higher.
Delta’s slipping after releasing guidance, Procter & Gamble gains on an upgrade. Ciena, Five Below and Galapagos are also in play.
U.S. stocks managed to finish in the green Wednesday, and while global equities were mixed on Thursday, the mood was calmer than it has been lately.
STOCKSTOWATCHTODAY BLOG 6:57 a.m. Are we buying or selling? The market appears to be having a hard time figuring that out. Yesterday, for instance, looked like it would be a great day for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but instead finished up with about a third of those gains.