Gains for big technology and health care companies drove the market higher.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.1 percent to end the session at 21,553.09, finishing at its second straight record.
Twenty-nine of 30 index members finished with gains, led by a 2.8% rise in DuPont (NYSE: DD). Target jumped 4.8 percent after raising its second-quarter forecasts, citing higher sales and customer traffic.
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The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 3.16 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,428.82, a record.
Thursday's action left the Nasdaq composite ahead almost 2% for the week and tracking toward its best weekly finish since late May.
Companies in the S&P 500 are expected to report an increase of six percent in operating earnings per share compared with the year-ago period, according to CFRA Research. The stock had traded more than 6 percent higher in the premarket.
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Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.36 percent.
The Dow is up 223.40 points, or 1 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 12.98 points, or 0.9 percent.
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