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How Major US Stock Indexes Fared Wednesday

How Major US Stock Indexes Fared Wednesday

Energy and materials companies helped lift stocks modestly higher Wednesday, nudging the Dow Jones Industrial Average to an all-time high.

Energy and materials companies helped lift stocks modestly higher Wednesday, nudging the Dow Jones Industrial Average to an all-time high.

Industrial and financial stocks also had a strong showing, outweighing losses in communication services companies and elsewhere.

The gains put the market back on positive footing following a small pullback a day earlier.

On Wednesday:

The S&P 500 index rose 5 points, or 0.1%, to 3,732.04.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 73.89 points, or 0.2%, to 30,409.56.

The Nasdaq composite picked up 19.78 points, or 0.2%, to 12,870.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies climbed 20.63 points, or 1.1%, to 1,979.99.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 28.98 points, or 0.8%.

The Dow is up 209.69 points, or 0.7%.

The Nasdaq is up 65.27 points, or 0.5%.

The Russell 2000 is down 23.96 points, or 1.2%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 501.26 points, or 15.5%

The Dow is up 1,871.12 points, or 6.6%.

The Nasdaq is up 3,897.40 points, 43.4%.

The Russell 2000 is up 311.52 points, or 18.7%.

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first published:December 31, 2020, 03:27 IST