Dow, S&P 500 close at record high amid data, earnings

Twenty-nine of 30 index members finished with gains, led by a 2.8% rise in DuPont (NYSE: DD).

The Dow is up 1,875.14 points, or 9.5 percent.

"Armenpress" reports the value of Dow Jones up by 0.10% to 21553.09 points, S&P 500 up by 0.19% to 2447.83 points, Nasdaq up by 0.21% to 6274.44 points.

Thursday's action left the Nasdaq composite ahead almost 2% for the week and tracking toward its best weekly finish since late May. Big-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate companies rose as bond yields fell.

US crude oil rose 1.3% to settle at $46.08/bbl.




Consumer-focused stocks were also higher early Thursday. Target added it expects second-quarter earnings to come in above the high end of the forecast. Target said its sales and customer traffic grew.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 21,530. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 38.03 points, or 0.61 percent, to 6,312.47.

The S&P 500 is up 34.09 points, or 1.4 percent.

Tiffany rose 1.9 percent as it named Alessandro Bogliolo, a veteran of the luxury industry, as its chief executive.

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