NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) Stock rose by 3.09% to trade at $307.01 by 09:35 (13:35 GMT) on Thursday on the NASDAQ exchange.
PNC Financial (NYSE:PNC) Stock rose by 3.05% to trade at $101.47 by 09:34 (13:34 GMT) on Thursday on the NYSE exchange.
U.S. stock markets opened smartly higher on Thursday as the number of people filing initial claims for jobless benefits slowed for a fifth straight week.
The U.S. dollar edged lower in early European trade Thursday, consolidating after gains overnight in the wake of an onslaught of dire economic data. Sterling has shown strength after the Bank of England remained on hold.
The dollar was up on Thursday morning in Asia with investor risk appetite soured by an onslaught of bad economic news.