The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI: DJI) gained another 53.51 points, or 0.40 percent, on Friday to close at 13,593.37, the highest level in nearly five years. Recent aggressive efforts in the U.S. and euro zone have cheered investors, but many uncertainties remain. Here are four factors that could make -- or break -- the Dow's continued ascent.
The top after-market NYSE gainers Thursday were Accretive Health, Lloyds Banking Group Plc, Lloyds Banking Group Plc, Lloyds Banking Group Plc and Beazer Homes USA. The top after-market NYSE losers were Western Asset Premier Bond Fund, Equus Total Return, Eagle Materials, Proto Labs and Health Management Associates.
Accretive Health Inc. (AH) shares surged 3.59 percent to $11.89 in post-market trading. The company stock slumped more than 11 percent in regular trading.
Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LYG) surged 3.17 percent to $2.60 in post-market trading. European banking stocks have rebounded sharply in the last month as euro recovered on hopes of central bank actions.
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM) shares gained 3.06 percent to $9.44 in post-market trading. The stock has a 52-week low of $6.56, a 52-week high of $11.44 and $3.81 billion in market capitalization.
Manitowoc Co Inc. (MTW) shares advanced 2.57 percent to $15.18 in post-market trading.
Beazer Homes USA Inc. (BZH) shares gained 2.56 percent to $3.60 in post-market trading after climbing more than 7 percent in regular trading.
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WEA) shares tumbled 8.72 percent to $15.29 in post-market trading.
Equus Total Return Inc. (EQS) shares declined 2.94 percent to $2.22 in post-market trading.
Eagle Materials Inc. (EXP) shares fell 2.84 percent to $45.79 in post-market trading. The stock has a 52-week low of $15.36, a 52-week high of $47.36 and $2.14 billion in market capitalization.
Proto Labs Inc. (PRLB) share declined 2.59 percent to $31.94 in post-market trading. The stock has a 52-week low of $24.07, a 52-week high of $41.10 and $784.85 million in market capitalization.
Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) shares declined 2.21 percent to $7.96 in post-market trading. The company stock gained nearly 3 percent in regular trading as healthcare stocks rallied following the announcement of QE3 by the Fed.
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