S&P 500 and Nasdaq close at record highs | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. stocks notched their best day in a month on Friday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing at record highs after a second straight month of robust labor market data increased optimism that economic growth is accelerating.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 191.48 points, or 1.04 percent, to 18,543.53, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 18.6 points, or 0.86 percent, to 2,182.85 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 54.87 points, or 1.06 percent, to 5,221.12.

(Reporting by Noel Randewich; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date: Aug 06, 2016 02:30 AM

Also See