Wall Street shares cruised to a higher finish on Monday, with some stocks heading the same way in the extended session.
The Boeing Company (NSYE:BA) added 1.39% to US$287.10 after the New York bell. It came after the aerospace giant revealed it was lifting its quarterly dividend by 20%.
The group also said it will replace an existing share repurchase program with a new US$18bn authorization.
Elsewhere, Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares added 1.46% to US$39 after the bell. The media company announced it had now dropped its bid to acquire 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA), leaving Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) as the final contender in the battle.
The latter saw shares nudge 0.63% higher after the bell, while Twenty-First Century Fox shares added 0.65% to US$33.88.
The convenience store chain had reported third quarter revenue and earnings that missed Wall Street expectations.