US Stocks Closer Higher as UK Votes on Brexit Referendum

U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent higher Thursday, on the heels of the U.K. vote to remain in the European Union, CNBC reported. 

The S&P 500 posted its highest close since June 9. Financial stocks, which are sensitive to the vote, gained 2.1 percent, leading all S&P 500 sectors higher.

The pound traded near $1.490, its highest since December. 

Polls closed in the U.K. at 5 p.m. ET, and the results are expected well after U.S. markets closed Thursday.

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