The Dow closed up 58.7 points, or 0.4%, at 13,253. The blue-chip index finished higher for the seventh straight session. The S&P 500 finished up 8.3 points, or 0.6%, at 1403, crossing 1400 the first time since June 6, 2008. The Nasdaq Composite was up 15.6 points, or 0.5%, at 3056. Shares of Apple ( AAPL), briefly topped $600 but closed lower after Deutsche Bank reportedly removed the stock from its short-term buy list.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks gained ground Thursday with the S&P 500 finishing above 1400 for the first time since June 2008.