High marks: S&P sets record as stocks rally to close the week

US stocks open higher on Yellen comments, energy strength

The tiny gains Thursday were enough to mark another all-time closing high for the Dow Jones industrial average. It measures the daily stock price movements of 30 large, publicly-owned US companies.

Shares of Target climbed 4.8 percent after the company said it expects "modest increase" in second-quarter comparable-store sales, a metric closely watched by Wall Street for retail stocks.

Trader Peter Tuchman wears a "Dow 21,000" hat as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Brokerages Set UNITE Group plc (LON:UTG) Price Target at $712.67
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The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was up 11.84 points, or 0.19 percent, at 6,286.28. The soft June consumer price index number added to more than a quarter of shaky growth figures at a time when some Fed officials are hinging their support for further rate rises on the inflation outlook.

Delta Air Lines fell 2.2 percent after reporting a smaller profit and less revenue than analysts expected. The S&P 500 was up by less than 1 point to 2,448. Target jumped 3.5 percent after raising its second-quarter forecasts. (NYSE: HD), Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) and McDonald's Corp (NYSE: MCD) each rose at least 1.1%.

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