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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Last Updated at 18 Jan 2018, 20:58 GMT *Chart shows local time Dow Jones intraday chart
value change %
26017.81 -
-97.84
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-0.37

Top winner and loser

Unitedhealth Group Inc.

243.16 +
+4.73
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+1.98

General Electric Co.

16.77 -
-0.58
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-3.34
value change %

Nasdaq Index

7296.05 -
-2.23
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-0.03

S&P 500 Cash Index - Chicago Mercantile Exchange

2798.03 -
-4.53
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-0.16

(Close): US stock indexes closed at record highs on Friday after the release of strong US jobs data.

The Dow Jones climbed 88.17 points to end at 16,924.28, the S&P 500 index rose 8.98 points to close at 1,949.44 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 25.17 points to finish at 4,321.40.

Earlier, the Labor Department said US employers added 217,000 jobs in May.

It was the fourth month in a row of solid gains.

On the Dow, American Express was the day's winner, adding 2.27% to its share price, followed closely by Goldman Sachs, whose stock rose 2.2%.

Overall, the top performers were clothing firm Quicksilver, which saw its shares rise by 9.6%, and credit card machine maker Verifone, which rose 8.6% after reporting better-than-expected second-quarter results.

The biggest loser was car rental firm Hertz, which sank 9.5% after saying it needed to correct accounting errors in its results dating back to 2011.