Stocks rose on Wall Street Thursday, notching more record highs for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq.
Investors were encouraged by improving job market data and some solid corporate earnings reports. The gains were broad in what has been a choppy week of trading, with technology companies leading the way. Smaller company stocks far outpaced the broader market.
The S&P 500 rose 26.44 points, or 0.6%, to 4,429.10.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 271.58 points, or 0.8%, to 35,064.25.
The Nasdaq rose 114.58 points, or 0.8%, to 14,895.12.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 36.69 points, or 1.8%, to 2,236.01.
For the week :
The S&P 500 is up 33.84 points, or 0.8%.
The Dow is up 128.78 points, or 0.4%.
The Nasdaq is up 222.44 points, or 1.5%.
The Russell 2000 is up 9.76 points, or 0.4%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 673.03 points, or 17.9%.
The Dow is up 4,457.77 points, or 14.6%.
The Nasdaq is up 2,006.84 points, or 15.6%.
The Russell 2000 is up 261.15 points, or 13.2%.
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