How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

Better corporate earnings helped nudge the stock market higher on Thursday in one of the quietest sessions this year. Health-care companies led the major indexes to slight gains, while Berkshire Hathaway crossed another milestone, trading above $200,000 a share for the first time.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61.78 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,713.58.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 8.46 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 1,955.18.

The Nasdaq composite rose 18.88 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,453.00.

For the week:

The Dow is up 159.65 points, or 1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 23.59 points, or 1.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 82.10 points, or 1.9 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 136.92 points, or 0.8 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 106.82 points, or 5.8 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 276.41 points, or 6.6 percent.