How the Dow Jones average fared Thursday

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Posted: Oct 30, 2014 4:40 PM

U.S. stock indexes closed higher Thursday as big companies turned in encouraging quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 200 points thanks in large part to a big gain in Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.

The Dow rose 221.11 points, or 1.3 percent, to 17,195.42.

The S&P 500 rose 12.35 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,994.65

The Nasdaq composite rose 16.91 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,566.14.

For the week:

The Dow is up 390.01 points, or 2.3 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 30.07 points, or 1.5 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 82.42 points, or 1.8 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 618.76 points, or 3.7 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 146.29 points, or 7.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 389.55 points, or 9.3 percent.