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Last Updated at 17 Apr 2014, 16:04 ET *Chart shows local time Dow Jones intraday chart
value change %
16408.54 -
-16.31
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-0.10

Top winner and loser

General Electric Co.

26.56 +
+0.44
+
+1.68

International Business Machines Corp.

190.01 -
-6.39
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-3.25
value change %

Nasdaq Index

4095.52 +
+9.29
+
+0.23

S&P 500 Cash Index - Chicago Mercantile Exchange

1864.85 +
+2.54
+
+0.14

(Close): Strong results from companies such as General Electric and Morgan Stanley boosted some of the major US stock indexes on Thursday.

The Nasdaq gained 9.29 points to 4095.52 and the S&P 500 index rose 2.54 points to 1864.85, finishing out its best week since July 2013.

However, the Dow Jones fell 16.31 points to close at 16408.54.

Shares in IBM fell 3.25% after the technology giant reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years.

Google also suffered, down 3.65% at 543.3, after it missed analyst expectations for first quarter profits.

Shares in the Chinese Twitter-like service, Weibo, rose 19% in their stock market debut, despite a disappointing initial pricing of $17 per share.

General Electric shares rose 1.68% after the firm reported first quarter figures.

Although net income in the quarter fell to $3bn from $3.5bn a year earlier, its overall industrial profits climbed by 12%, pleasing investors.

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