Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. soared in the aftermath of a better-than-expected fourth-quarter results as retail shares managed small gains.
The S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group was up 0.1 percent to 934.32, padding its winning streak to six sessions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both ended with 0.5 percent increases, to 16,272.65 and 1,854.29, respectively.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"