A uneven begin for shares on Thursday led to a strong end as traders mulled over the newest batch of quarterly earnings and financial studies. 

Tesla (TSLA (opens in new tab)) headlined a busy earnings calendar – and Wall Avenue cheered the electrical car maker’s fourth-quarter outcomes. In the meantime, the newest gross home product (GDP) studying confirmed the U.S. economic system grew at a faster-than-expected tempo within the remaining three months of 2022, at the same time as rates of interest elevated and inflation remained stubbornly excessive.