Agence France-PresseJuly 25, 2013 18:32
Technology stocks led US equity markets higher Thursday as a surprisingly good earnings report from Facebook lifted the Nasdaq.
The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 25.59 (0.71 percent) to 3,605.19.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 13.37 (0.09 percent) to 15,555.61, while the broad-based S&P 500 added 4.31 (0.26 percent) at 1,690.25.
Facebook was in focus after the leading social network's earnings report, released after the market closed Wednesday, showed robust growth in ad revenue from mobile technology.