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Nov. 14, 2019, 4:13 p.m. EST

S&P 500 ekes out record close but Dow, Nasdaq edge lower as stocks notch lackluster finish

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By Mark DeCambre

U.S. stock benchmarks finished virtually unchanged on Thursday but the S&P 500 managed a tepid record close, as as hopes that the U.S. and China would soon finalize a trade agreement began to fade. The S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.91% closed up less than 0.1% at 3,096. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.22% finished little-changed at 27,781 and the Nasdaq Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +1.00% finished slightly lower at 8,479. Technology stocks fell as Cisco Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO +0.74% slumped after earnings fell short of expectations, suggesting business are avoiding investment amid President Trump's trade clash with China. Shares of Cisco ended the day down 7.3% lower on Thursday, leading losers among Dow components.

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S&P 500 index edges up to new record close but euphoria about U.S - China trade deal fades

/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
3,145.91
+28.48 +0.91%
Volume: 1.70B
Dec. 6, 2019 5:07p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
28,015.06
+337.27 +1.22%
Volume: 224.83M
Dec. 6, 2019 5:07p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
8,656.53
+85.83 +1.00%
Volume: 1.87M
Dec. 6, 2019 5:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 43.84
+0.32 +0.74%
Volume: 16.54M
Dec. 6, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
17.47
Dividend Yield
3.19%
Market Cap
$185.98 billion
Rev. per Employee
$684,933
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