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Aug. 19, 2021, 4:11 p.m. EDT

Dow logs 3rd straight decline but small-caps take it on the chin Thursday, as S&P 500 and Nasdaq halt skids

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By Mark Decambre

U.S. stock benchmarks on Thursday finished a turbulent session mostly flat and the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite eked out small gains to halt a multiday skid. However, the Dow Jones Industrial Averaged booked its third straight drop, representing its longest bout of losses since the five-session period ended June 18. The S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.84% closed up 0.1% at 4,406, finishing higher for the first time in three sessions, while the Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -1.92% closed up 0.1% at around 14,542, booking its first gain in four sessions. The Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.17% , however, declined 0.2% to 34,894, weighed by declines in Boeing Co. /zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite BA -1.92% , Caterpillar Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite CAT +0.51% and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite GS -1.24% . Investors have grown cautious on stocks as concerns about the delta variant of COVID-19 threaten to dent the global economic recovery. Investors also are worried about the Federal Reserve's plans to taper its monthly purchases of bonds. But it was small-cap stocks that saw outsize losses on Thursday. The Russell 2000 Index /zigman2/quotes/210598147/delayed RUT -2.13% of small-cap stocks finished down 1.3%. The performance for markets came even as weekly data showed that jobless claims fell to a pandemic low of 348,000 last week.

/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,538.43
-38.67 -0.84%
Volume: 2.71B
Dec. 3, 2021 5:35p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : Nasdaq
15,085.47
-295.85 -1.92%
Volume: 4.96M
Dec. 3, 2021 5:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
34,580.08
-59.71 -0.17%
Volume: 444.85M
Dec. 3, 2021 5:35p
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/zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 198.49
-3.89 -1.92%
Volume: 10.74M
Dec. 3, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$116.65 billion
Rev. per Employee
$412,489
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/zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 197.80
+1.01 +0.51%
Volume: 3.25M
Dec. 3, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
21.14
Dividend Yield
2.24%
Market Cap
$107.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
$429,044
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/zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 382.73
-4.81 -1.24%
Volume: 2.81M
Dec. 3, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
6.31
Dividend Yield
2.09%
Market Cap
$128.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.31M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598147/delayed
US : US Composite
2,159.31
-47.02 -2.13%
Volume: 2.03M
Dec. 3, 2021 4:30p
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