Nasdaq hits record high at open on China stimulus hopes, drop in new virus cases

February 20
04:56 2020

Nasdaq hit an all-time high at the open on Wednesday on signs of slowing coronavirus infections and expectations that China would take more measures to bolster its virus-hit economy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 80.51 points, or 0.28%, at the open to 29,312.70.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 10.10 points, or 0.30%, at 3,380.39. The Nasdaq Composite gained 50.07 points, or 0.51%, to 9,782.81 at the opening bell.

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