Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday as some solid corporate earnings and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union put investors in a buying mood.
Companies including Netflix, CSX and Morgan Stanley rose after reporting surprisingly good profits. Health care, communication services and industrial stocks drove much of the market’s gains, which erased modest losses from the day before.
The S&P 500 index gained 8.26 points, or 0.3%, to 2,997.95.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 23.90 points, or 0.1, to 27,025.88.