Quantcast
Home » News
Home » News

Stocks move higher as auto sales increase

Published September 5, 2013 9:43 am
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

NEW YORK • Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street after automakers reported strong sales gains.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 96 points, or 0.7 percent, to close at 14,930 points Wednesday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 13 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,653 and the Nasdaq composite rose 36 points, or 1 percent, to 3,649.



General Motors and Ford both rose sharply after reporting big sales increases last month. August was the best month for auto sales in six years.

Technology companies also climbed. Apple gained $10.11, or 2 percent, to $499.698 after Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage of the company with a "buy" rating.

Two stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading volume was about average at 3.2 billion shares.

 

 

 

 

 

USER COMMENTS
Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus