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4/12/2019, 10:00 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Wall Street ends higher as Disney, Anadarko soar

Markets in the United States closed in the green on Friday with Dow Jones surging over 250 points as investors digested strong earnings from major banks, as well as Disney's announcement about the launch of its streaming service later this year.

The Dow Jones jumped 1.03% or 269 points. Disney led the gains as its stock soared 11.54%. Financials also performed well with JP Morgan rallying 4.63% on better-than-expected results.

The Nasdaq 100 added 0.44%. The best performer was Check Point Software Technologies whose shares climbed 3.65%.

The S&P 500 rose 0.66% with Anadarko Petroleum skyrocketing 31.98% on news the company is being acquired by Chevron for $33 billion.

The euro was up 0.38% against the dollar to sell for 1.1296 at 16:02 pm ET.

Breaking the News / NP