Dow closes above 23000 mark in 54-day run-up

Federal Hall's George Washington statue stands near the flag-covered pillars of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street Tuesday Oct. 17 2017 as gains for health
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20 October, 2017

Biogen rose $8.799, or 2.6 percent, to $344.47, while Anthem rose $3.50, or 1.9 percent, to $187.26.

The S&P 500 index rose 1.72 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,559.36.

Over the past three months, the Dow has risen 13pc, with a slew of upbeat earnings driving it ever higher.

"You saw decent numbers from the banks but quirks here and there". Packaged food and beverage companies were also big laggards.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been on a bullish tear (climbing above 23,000) since early September (when it was below 22,000), and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down.

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Slight gains nudged the Dow and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes to new highs for the second-straight day this week.

Investors will keep a close eye on the Senate, which is trying this week to pass a partisan budget blueprint that would help guide federal spending. With only 30 component stocks, the Dow does its best to track the market at large - and it typically does a pretty good job - but because it doesn't cover 500 stocks like the S&P 500 does, it leaves itself open to a few stocks exerting an outsized influence on the index.

Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.02-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.10-to-1 ratio favored decliners.

Benchmark U.S. crude gained a penny to settle at $51.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That compares with the 5.9 billion daily average for the past 20 trading days, according to Thomson Reuters data.


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