Stocks eked out slight gains on Thursday as Wall St built on momentum gained after the S&P 500 broke through the index's key 200-day moving average earlier in the week.

* The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 24.71 points, or 0.24 percent, to 10,434.17, according to the latest available data. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 1.42 points, or 0.13 percent, to 1,116.03. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 1.23 points, or 0.05 percent, to 2,307.16.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Kenneth Barry)