(CNBC) Stocks rose sharply on Friday as investor sentiment got a lift from much stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 301.13 points higher, or 1.1% to27,347.36. The S&P 500 gained 1% to end the day at 3,066.91, a fresh record close. The Nasdaq Composite also hit an all-time high, climbing 1.1% to 8,386.40.
Exxon Mobil was among the best-performing stocks in the Dow on the back of stronger-than-forecast quarterly results. The stock gained 3%. The industrials and financials sectors rose more than 1.4% each. Apple shares rose more than 2% to a record high, lifting the Nasdaq.
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