Stock market today, June 9, 2014: The Dow Jones is set to kick off the week after reaching a record high on Friday along with the S&P 500. A positive jobs report and increased support from the European Central Bank factored into the climb.
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Dow Jones today, June 3, 2014: The Dow Jones today (Tuesday) is indicating it will move higher at opening bell, while the Nasdaq appears weak. On Monday, the Dow and Standard & Poor's 500 Index finished at record-high levels.
Stock market today, May 29, 2014: Today's (Thursday) stock market close finished in positive territory, despite a U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) report that was weaker than anticipated. Additionally, the Labor Department reported today that the number of initial jobless claims dropped lower by more than was expected.
Here's the scorecard from this session:
Dow: 16,698.42, +0.39%
S&P 500: 1,920.03, +0.54%
Nasdaq: 4,247.95, +0.54%
Featured on Thursday's hot stocks to watch list are couple of soaring smartphone companies, a climbing teen retailer, and a surging defense and security penny stock.
In a move that derails Hillshire Brands Co. (NYSE: HSH) simmering $4.3 billion takeover of Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE: PF), Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (Nasdaq: PPC) offered on Tuesday to pay $6.4 billion in cash for Hillshire Brands.
HSH stock surged more than 22% to a 52-week high of $45.52 on the news. Pinnacle shares sank some 7% to $30.87.