Dow hits record high while tech cedes ground
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high on Monday, helped by Boeing, while selling in Facebook, Alphabet and other technology companies kept the S&P 500 flat and pulled the Nasdaq lower.
The S&P 500 information technology <.splrct> dipped 0.51 percent, with Facebook
"The bull market is sort of broadening out and people are taking a few profits off the table on some these stocks that have done exceedingly well," said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab in Austin, Texas.
Investors have been counting on earnings to support high valuations for equities.
S&P 500 earnings are expected on average to have grown 10.8 percent in the second quarter, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
"We`re probably seeing peak earnings," said Ed Keon, managing director and portfolio manager at QMA, a multi-asset manager in Newark, New Jersey. "I think we`ll be a little slower in the second half."
At 2:32 pm ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average <.dji> was up 0.41 percent at 21,920.9 points and the S&P 500 <.spx> gained 0.06 percent to 2,473.48. The Nasdaq Composite <.ixic> dropped 0.35 percent to 6,352.25.
Seven of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with the financial index`s <.spsy> 0.64 percent rise leading the gainers.
The National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, jumped 1.5 percent to a reading of 110.2.
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