Wall St. ends higher after manufacturing data

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks rose on Thursday after a reading on manufacturing activity hit almost a four-year high, while news on Facebook and Tesla drove their shares to record highs.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average (^DJI) rose 92.67 points or 0.58 percent, to end unofficially at 16,133.23. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) gained 11.03 points or 0.60 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,839.78. The Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) added 29.591 points or 0.7 percent, to close unofficially at 4,267.545.

(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Jan Paschal)

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