The stock market ended mostly higher Wednesday even as several Internet companies including AOL and Groupon took a plunge. Whole Foods dropped 20 percent after cutting its profit forecast. Molson Coors and video game maker Activision Blizzard rose after reporting higher earnings.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 117.52 points, or 0.7 percent, to 16,518.54.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 10.49 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,878.21.
The Nasdaq composite dropped 13.09 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,067.67.
For the week:
The Dow is up 5.65 points, less than 0.1 percent.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is down 2.93 points, or 0.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 56.22 points, or 1.4 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 58.12 points, or 0.4 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 29.85 points, or 1.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 108.92 points, or 2.6 percent.