What Happened in the Stock Market Today

It was a roller-coaster ride for the stock market Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) plummeting almost 800 points in the morning before largely recovering. The SP 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) also had a small loss, but the Nasdaq Composite actually gained 0.42%.

Today’s stock market

Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Real estate stocks made a comeback from recent weakness, with the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEMKT:VNQ) adding 2.5%. Falling crude oil prices hurt the energy sector; the SPDR SP Oil Gas Equipment Services ETF (NYSEMKT:XES) dropped 4.8%. 

As for individual stocks, Kroger (NYSE:KR) rose after reporting strong profit, and cannabis company Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) announced an acquisition.

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Kroger reports growth of digital sales, store brands

Grocery giant Kroger announced mixed third-quarter results while maintaining full-year guidance, and shares initially dropped 3% on the news, but recovered to close with a gain of 3.2%. Sales

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