S&P 500 index closes at another 5-year high

Stocks close higher on Wall Street, S&P 500 closes at another 5-year high; Supervalu jumps


NEW YORK — Stocks closed higher on Wall Street, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index to another five-year high.

The S&P 500 closed at 1,472 today, its highest point since December, 2007. It also closed at a five-year high on Friday. Its gain on the day was 11 points, or 0.8 percent.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed with a gain of 80 points at 13,471. The Nasdaq composite gained nearly 16 points to 3,121.

Supervalu soared 14 percent after announcing that it would sell five of its biggest grocery chains to an investor group led by the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management.

Rising stocks outnumbered falling ones two to one on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was higher than average at 4 billion shares.