NEW YORK (
) - U.S. stocks finished Thursday solidly higher as chatter about
additional monetary stimulus
Dow Jones Industrial Average
rose more than 155 points, or 1.24%, to close at 12,652. The
gained 14 points, or 1.1%, to finish at 1329 and the
advanced 18 points, or 0.63%, to settle at 2836.
Breadth within the Dow was positive with 28 of the 30 components posting gains.
The biggest percentage gainers among the blue chips were
Bank of America
, which each rose more than 2% on Thursday.
Shares of Disney gained 2.05% to $47.18. The stock has risen 25.81% year to date.
Travelers shares rose 2.38% to $63.12. The stock has risen 6.68% year to date.
Alcoa shares increased 2% to $8.65. The stock is flat year to date.
Shares of AT&T gained 2.03% to $35.69. The stock has gained 18.02% year to date.
Home Depot shares rose 2.33% to $52.16. The stock has risen 24.07% year to date.
Bank of America shares increased 2.13% to $7.66. The stock has risen 37.77% year to date.
The only two Dow components losing ground were
Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York
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