Indices ended trading with gains on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Brands including Walmart and Cisco stepped up following the release of favorable quarterly data. Meanwhile, World Fuel Services and Curtiss-Wright Corp boosted their dividend which led both brands to tick up, by 3.41% and 3.07% respectively. On another note, crude oil prices increased. West Texas Intermediate crude added 1.7% today to settle at $63.08 a barrel.