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Stock Market Today, March 16: Dow Leads Again, Tech Stocks Flat

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Stocks ended the week with a decent day of trading on Friday. The 30-stock Dow Jones index was the biggest gainer among major U.S. indicators, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq struggled to remain in the green throughout the day. This divergence is starting to become more apparent, leading some investors to ponder whether Wall Street is starting to choose sides between traditional industry titans and high-growth tech companies.

Major Indexes

Dow: 24,946.51 / +0.3%

Nasdaq: 7,481.99 / +0.0%

S&P 500: 7,481.99 / +0.2%

Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) Top Movers

Value: DAQO New Energy (DQ - Free Report) - +3.7%

Growth: Hamilton Lane (HLNE - Free Report) - +3.4%

Momentum: Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (SOI - Free Report) - +3.4%


Income: US Ecology (ECOL - Free Report) - +4.4%

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