The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite gained on Thursday.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44.81, or 0.15 percent, to close at 29,483.23.
  • The S&P 500 gained 0.39 percent to close at 3,581.87.
  • The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.87 percent to close at 11,904.71.

Investors were analyzing rising COVID-19 cases in the US and increased restrictions. However, hope for an effective vaccine that can be distributed quickly has kept investors optimistic.

On Friday keep an eye out for:

  • Buckle Inc. and Foot Locker Inc. are reporting earnings.