S&P, Nasdaq hit record on gains in tech, financials

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Shares in the world's biggest fast food chain rose 2.57 percent, their biggest single-day percentage gain in more than 2 months, after Longbow Research upgraded the stock to "buy". The Nasdaq composite closed 0.2 points higher, within 0.4% of its record.

T was the best performing of the major S&P sectors, up 0.60 percent, and the index was poised for its fourth straight day of gains to recover from a selloff earlier in the week.

Markets in U.S. closed higher on Thursday's trade. The S&P 500 edged up about one-tenth of a percent to finish at 2,510.0-6.

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Daily December E-mini S&P 500 Index

Now to the figures at the closing bell, USA markets closed mostly higher on Thursday, . with just the Nasdaq ending lower among the big three. He did that again on Friday, cheering the "RECORD HIGH" for the S&P 500.

For the week, the Dow rose 0.2% and the S&P added 0.7%, with both rising for the third straight week, while the Nasdaq climbed 1.1%; small-caps were the week's biggest winners, as the Russell 2000 jumped 2.8%. The Chicago purchasing managers' index for September and the final reading of consumer sentiment will also be published. The sector was up 0.34 percent. For the week, the Dow rose 0.2% and the S&P rose 0.7% in their third straight weekly advance.

Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.47-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.54-to-1 ratio favoured advancers.

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