US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends higher on data boost
NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed higher on the first day of a new quarter on Monday, boosted by economic data, but pulled off their highs late in the session as some investors booked profits.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 65.36 points, or 0.44 percent, to end unofficially at 14,974.96. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 8.68 points, or 0.54 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,614.96. The Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 31.24 points, or 0.92 percent, to close unofficially at 3,434.49.
(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Jan Paschal)