Following the market opening Thursday, the Dow traded up 0.14 percent to 24,174.16 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.15 percent to 6,786.63. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.04 percent to 2,630.40.
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In trading on Thursday, utilities shares fell 0.34 percent.
Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.
Dollar General posted quarterly earnings of $0.98 per share on revenue of $5.90 billion. However, analysts expected earnings of $0.94 per share on revenue of $5.80 billion.
Dollar General narrowed its FY 2017 earnings guidance from $4.35-$4.50 per share, to $4.37-$4.47 per share.
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