Friday, June 17, 2011

Today’s Dow Jones Industrial DJIA Index Nasdaq S&P 500 Close Stock Market Investing Money for Profit News Open Overview

The Dow Jones ended the day Thursday up by over 64 points to 11961.52. The S&P 500 ended the session higher as well. It notched up 2.22 points to 1,267.64. The tech heavy Nasdaq dropped lower last session by 7.76 points to finish at 2,623.70. Home based economic reports were stronger than expected yesterday and this positive news helped to boost index composites higher. Investors hope to observe similar action during the last trading session of the week today. Scheduled for today's session will be data from the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan will release its consumer sentiment index for June. Analysts expect to see this index post a drop from May's reading. Lackluster job growth paired with the negative trends observed with the major stock market indices will apply pressure that will negatively affect the sentiment index posting. Investors hope to see the week end on a much more positive note than the last several weeks have ended. This week so far, Wednesday was relatively negative for stocks but otherwise, the week has been trending fairly well for the major market index composites.


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