Wall Street secures fresh records

US stocks close mostly higher on mixed manufacturing data from the US, China and the eurozone.

US stocks have closed mostly higher on mixed manufacturing data from the US, China and the eurozone, with the Dow and S&P 500 again hitting record heights.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 26.46 points, or 0.16%, to 16,743.63.

Elsewhere, the broad-based S&P 500 inched up 1.40 points, or 0.07%, to 1,924.97, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index bucked the trend to give up 5.42 points, or 0.13%, to 4,237.20.

Both the Dow and S&P 500 topped the new record marks set during the Friday session.

The indifferent outing on markets came ahead of a big week of economic news, with the latest US jobs report and European Central Bank policy meeting closely eyed by investors.

Today's focus, however, was on manufacturing, with numbers coming through from China, the US and Europe.

While the latter disappointed -- the eurozone's purchasing managers' index (PMI) dipped to a six-month low -- numbers out of China and the US were positive.

Data from Beijing showed the Chinese PMI climbing to 50.8 in May, its highest level in five months, while US numbers told an even more positive growth story, with the PMI jumping to 55.4 from 54.9.

The US numbers weren't without drama, however, with the release marred by two incorrect publications of the data. Indeed, the initial release of the numbers sent a shock through markets as it showed a slowing in the manufacturing sector (via a reading of 53.2).

The wrong numbers pushed both stocks and the US dollar lower before news of the correct numbers filtered through.

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