Banks and health care companies led stocks to a broadly higher close on Wall Street Thursday, breaking a four-day losing streak for the S&P 500 index.
Smaller company stocks helped power the market’s gains, though a drop in Boeing pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average slightly lower. Investors were looking ahead to a key weekend trade meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
The S&P 500 index rose 11.14 points, or 0.4%, to 2,924.92.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 10.24 points, or 0.04%, to 26,526.58.