How Main US Inventory Indexes Fared Wednesday

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Shares closed solidly greater on Wall Avenue Wednesday, led by massive positive factors in expertise and well being care corporations.

The S&P 500 had its greatest day in about 5 months. The tech-heavy Nasdaq was the standout, notching its greatest achieve in additional than six months. Well being insurers had been massive winners, too, as prospects for an overhaul of the business dimmed.

Whereas the destiny of the U.S. presidency stays undecided, buyers targeted on the advantages of the countrys political management remaining break up between Democrats and Republicans.

On Wednesday:

The S&P 500 rose 74.42 factors, or 2.2%, to three,443.44.

The Dow Jones Industrial Common added 367.63 factors, or 1.3%, to 27,847.66.

The Nasdaq composite gained 430.21 factors, or 3.9%, to 11,590.78.

The Russell 2000 small-caps index picked up 0.79 factors, lower than 0.1%, to 1,615.08.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 173.48 factors, or 5.3%.

The Dow is up 1,346.06 factors, or 5.1%.

The Nasdaq is up 679.19 factors, or 6.2%.

The Russell 2000 is up 76.60 factors, or 5%.

For the yr:

The S&P 500 is up 212.66 factors, or 6.6%.

The Dow is down 690.78 factors, or 2.4%.

The Nasdaq is up 2,618.18 factors, or 29.2%.

The Russell 2000 is down 53.39 factors, or 3.2%.

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