S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs
The major US stocks gained on Thursday. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record highs. Higher commodity prices helped energy stocks to recover ground. The energy sector rose, reversing most of the losses suffered during the first three days of the week. The latest jobs data also encouraged investors, however, gains in wall street indices remained in a narrow range.
The dow Jones gained 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent and the Nasdaq Composite index added 0.1 percent.