US stocks close mixed as Hurricane Irma nears Florida
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed mixed on Friday as investors awaited Hurricane Irma’s impact on the U.S. this weekend.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 13.01 (+0.06 percent) to finish at 21,797.79.
The Nasdaq sunk 37.68 (-0.59 percent) to close at 6,360.19, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,461.43, down 3.67 (-0.15 percent) from its open.
Crude oil was about 3 percent lower with prices over $47.58 per barrel.
Winners and Losers: A better-than-expected second quarter report for Zumiez Inc. caused the retailer’s shares to skyrocket 23.48 percent. Zumiez reported an earnings and revenue beat, as well as growth in same-store sales for August.
Shares of Kroger tumbled 7.51 percent after reporting earnings in the second-quarter that missed investors’ expectations and fell below earnings per share for the same quarter last year.
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