Investors also pushed the S&P 500 to a new record. The broad index gained 0.5% to end at 1,625.96
The stock euphoria didn't touch the Nasdaq. The tech-heavy index ticked up just 0.1% after wafting on either side of the breakeven line for much of the day.
Stocks have had a remarkable run this year, with all three indexes logging gains of 14% to 15% so far.
Corporate earnings dominate: Shares of DirecTV (Fortune 500) popped, after the company reported better-than-expected earnings. ,
Molson Coors Brewing (, meanwhile, reported sales and profits that fell short of forecasts. )
First Solar's ( stock plunged, after the company missed earnings estimates. )
Tesla's ( stock dropped, after )CEO Elon Musk said a self-driving Tesla car is still several years from production.
OfficeMax (Fortune 500) widely missed earnings forecasts and said revenue this year would come in below analysts' estimates. At the same time, the office supply company issued a special dividend of $1.50 a share. ,
Shares of Whole Foods (Fortune 500) soared in aftermarket trading, after the supermarket store beat estimates. ,
Kraft spin-off Mondelez ( didn't fare as well after hours. Its profits dipped, but shares still rose slightly. )
European markets closed higher, driven by strong results from financial firms Societe Generale ( and )HSBC (. )
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