The S&P 500 closed out Thursday's session with its fourth record close in a row as hopes for global monetary stimulus kept hopes high on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also scored a new record and crude oil jumped to above $45 a barrel again. Monsanto (MON) spiked after Bayer (BAYRY) upped its bid to $125 a share from $122. The all-cash deal values Monsanto at roughly a 20 percent premium to its current trading levels. Finish Line (FINL) climbed after authorizing a new $5 million share repurchase program. The athleisure retailer also announced a quarterly dividend of a dime a share payable to shareholders of record as of August 26. IMAX (IMAX) shares traded at their highest in six weeks. The stock was on the upswing after two separate bullish notes from analysts released earlier this week.
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