NEW YORK (
TheStreet) - U.S. stocks finished Thursday solidly higher as chatter about
additional monetary stimulusfrom the
Federal Reserve grew louder.
Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 155 points, or 1.24%, to close at 12,652. The
S&P 500 gained 14 points, or 1.1%, to finish at 1329 and the
Nasdaq Composite 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
(TRV), 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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