NEW YORK (
) -- U.S. stocks finished Thursday mixed as Wall Street struggled for direction
Dow Jones Industrial Average
rose nearly 34 points, or 0.27%, to close at 12,529.75. The
increased 1.82 points, or 0.14%, to settle at 1,320.68 and the
fell 10.74 points, or 0.38%, to finish at 2,839.38.
Breadth within the Dow was positive with 21 of the index's 30 components posting gains.
The biggest percentage gainers in the blue-chip index were
Shares of HP rose 3.27% to $21.77. The printer and PC maker reported on Wednesday second-quarter non-GAAP earnings of 98 cents a share on revenue of $30.7 billion.
of 91 cents a share on $29.91 billion in revenue. HP also unveiled plans o cut 27,000 jobs, or about 8% of its work force.
The stock has declined 15.49% year to date.
Home Depot shares gained 1.99% to $49.71. The stock has increased 18.24% year to date.
Coca-Cola's stock rose 1.35% to $75.56. The stock has risen 7.99% year to date.
Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York
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