Market recap: Bargain hunters pushed stocks up a bit after early losses from weak reports on...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: Bargain hunters pushed stocks up a bit after early losses from weak reports on new-home sales and durable goods orders. Oil prices rallied along with stocks, gaining 1.2% despite bearish inventory data. Yet energy producers were among the worst performing stocks, and home builders were among the best. On the NYSE, advancers led decliners three to two.