Nasdaq closes at record high as tech stocks including Amazon and

Microsoft surge, and Apple became the first publicly

listed U.S. company to cross $2 trillion value

By RACHEL SHARP FOR DAILYMAIL

  • The Nasdaq Composite surged 118.49 points, or 1.1 percent, to close at 11,264.95
  • This was a record high for the index – its 19th record closing high since early June and 35th so far this year compared with 31 record closing highs in 2019 
  • The S&P 500 rose 10.66 points or 0.3 percent to 3,385.51
  • The Dow Jones gained 46.85 points, or 0.2 percent, reaching 27,739.73  
  • Apple was among the stocks leading gains as it made history this week by becoming the first US stock to reach a market value of $2 trillion
  • It rose 2.2 percent, Amazon rose 1.1 percent and Microsoft 2.3 percent 
  • Stocks had opened lower Thursday morning after the latest government jobs report showed new unemployment claims rose last week, topping 1 million 

Nasdaq closed at a record high on Thursday as tech stocks including Amazon and Microsoft surge, and Apple became the first publicly listed US company to cross the $2 trillion value mark.

US stocks rallied before the closing bell, despite Wall Street getting off to a bleak start Thursday after the release of the latest glum jobs outlook.

The Nasdaq Composite surged 118.49 points, or 1.1 percent, to close at 11,264.95.

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