January 17, 2018 / 9:09 PM / in a year

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow ends above 26,000 for 1st time on earnings optimism

NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks jumped on Wednesday and the Dow closed above 26,000 for the first time as investors’ expectations for higher earnings lifted stocks across sectors.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 322.79 points, or 1.25 percent, to 26,115.65, the S&P 500 gained 26.14 points, or 0.94 percent, to 2,802.56 and the Nasdaq Composite added 74.59 points, or 1.03 percent, to 7,298.28. (Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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