Wall Street Closing

New York, Rabi’II 8, 1438, Jan 6, 2017, SPA — U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Thursday despite solid economic data.
In U.S. economic news, ADP said that private employers added 153,000 jobs last month, considerably below the expected 170,000. Meanwhile, weekly jobless claims came in at 235,000, below a consensus estimate of 260,000. The ISM nonmanufacturing index hit 57.2, above a consensus estimate of 56.6.
In international economic news, the Mexican central bank said that it is selling American dollars after the peso hit an all-time low against the greenback on Wednesday.
The dollar fell 1.15 percent against a basket of currencies. Light sweet crude oil for February delivery added 42 cents to $53.68 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while gold futures gained $16.20 to $1,181.50 per ounce.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 43.01, or 0.22 percent, to 19,899.15. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index declined 1.74, or 0.08 percent, to 2,269.01. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index added 10.93, or 0.20 percent, to 5,487.94.
–SPA
10:40 LOCAL TIME 07:40 GMT