On Monday, London markets managed to gain due to the fact that traders weighed up the latest China surge data and also waited for UK Prime Minister Theresa May to outline her fresh Brexit proposal to the country’s parliament…
Tech stocks lead Wall Street surge
On Wednesday, the S&P 500 as well as the Nasdaq reached record maximums for the fourth straight session in a surge led by technology businesses because market sentiment was backed by optimism over everlasting trade talks.
Apple Inc led the technology sector's jump because the iPhone maker's equities reached an all-time maximum. The sector pushed all three key American indexes up.
Besides this, the FAANG group of momentum equities was also boosted by Morgan Stanley's price target leaps for Amazon.com as well as Alphabet Inc. The remaining FAANG equities, Netflix Inc and Facebook dived a bit.
The Commerce Department uncovered its second reading of second-quarter GDP, disclosing that the American economy rallied at an upwardly-updated annual rate of about 4.2% in the quarter, which is its best performance for almost four years.
Moreover, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied by 0.21% hitting 26,119.37. As for the S&P 500, it managed to jump by 0.49% showing 2,911.83. The Nasdaq Composite soared by 0.84% coming up with 8,097.58.
Of the 11 key sectors of the S&P 500, 7 found themselves in positive territory. As for the largest percentage profits, they were observed in the consumer discretionary as well as technology sectors.
By the way, consumer discretionary equities were boosted by Amazon.com's 3% jump.
Restaurant operator Yum China Holdings Inc managed to extend its surge. It added 5.2% having rejected a $17.6 billion buy-out bid from China’s consortium.
The equities of American Eagle Outfitters Inc went down by 7% having posted gloomy second quarter outcomes.
As for other specialty apparel retailers, they inched down too.
On the NYSE, advancing issues managed to outclass diving ones by a 1.68-to-1 ratio.
The S&P 500 reported 58 fresh 52-week maximums as well as 1 fresh minimum. The Nasdaq Composite demonstrated 101 fresh maximums and 20 new minimums.
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