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Nov. 15, 2019, 4:03 p.m. EST

Major stock indexes close at new highs on fresh trade optimism and retail sales beat

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By Andrea Riquier

U.S. stocks swept to fresh records as investors turned more bullish on a trade deal with China and focused on rosy consumer data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.08% closed about 222 points, 0.8%, higher, just above 28,000. The S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.12% jumped 24 points, 0.8%, to close at about 3,120. The Nasdaq was about 62 points, 0.7%, higher at the close, at 8,541. Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204684963/composite JCP -4.39% jumped after beating earnings expectations for the recent quarter.

/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
27,670.98
+21.20 +0.08%
Volume: 133.80M
Dec. 5, 2019 3:10p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
3,116.34
+3.58 +0.12%
Volume: 1.01B
Dec. 5, 2019 3:10p
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/zigman2/quotes/204684963/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 1.09
-0.05 -4.39%
Volume: 7.70M
Dec. 5, 2019 3:10p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
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Market Cap
$364.80 million
Rev. per Employee
$126,516
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