Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq end at records on strong earnings | Business

People gather for pictures around Charging Bull – also referred to as the Wall Street Bull – on July 26, 2017, in New York City. AFP/Spencer Platt

NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks surged to fresh records at the close Wednesday following another round of strong earnings reports, with Boeing vaulting nearly 10 percent after it raised its profit forecast.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 21,709.34, up 0.4 percent.

The broad-based S&P 500 added a hair to 2,477.84, edging to its second straight record, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 0.2 percent to 6,422.75, also a second consecutive all-time high.

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