NEW YORK The Dow Jones industrial average climbed to a nine-month high on Monday, as Hasbro and Disney shares lifted the consumer discretionary sector while investors braced for a flurry of quarterly earnings reports through the week.
The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 104.98 points, or 0.59 percent, to 18,002.44, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 13.62 points, or 0.65 percent, to 2,094.35 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 21.80 points, or 0.44 percent, to 4,960.02.
(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
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Updated Date: Apr 19, 2016 02:00:11 IST