Indices closed out with mixed moves on Thursday. The Dow stepped up while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq shed some points ahead of earnings from tech titans such as Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon. Apple issued figures after the closing bell. Fiscal first-quarter revenue of $88.3 billion, and profit of $3.89 a share, exceeded analyst estimates. In other news, initial jobless claims decreased last week. Department of Labor data showed new claims fell by 1,000 to 230,000. Looking ahead, energy brands Exxon Mobil and Chevron are set to report quarterly details on Friday.