Nasdaq closes at a record high.

S&P and Dow also close with gains

The Nasdaq index is closing up 52.129 points or 0.69% at 7606.46. The high reached 7607.17. The low extended to 7561. The strong day higher was good for a record close for the index – taking out the prior high close at 7588.33. FYI, the all time high price intraday is up at the 7637.27 (from March 13th).

The other major indices also closed higher.

  • The S&P closed at 2746.87 up 12.25 points or 0.45%
  • The Dow closed at 24813 up 178.48 points or 0.72%.

Some big gainers today:

  • Twitter continues to march higher. It closed up 3.47% at $37.92
  • Nvidia move up 2.81%
  • Gilead was up 2.8%
  • Alibaba rose 2.22%
  • Home Depot rose 2.14%
  • Alphabet rose 1.77%
  • Amazon was up 1.45%
  • Delta air rose 1.43%
  • American Express rose 1.21%

It was an eclectic group that showed gains today. 

Underperformers today included:

  • Citigroup up 0.10%
  • Bank of America, up 0.03%
  • JP Morgan up 0.01%
  • Cisco down -0.187%
  • Facebook -0.37%
  • Intel -0.44%
  • Celegene -0.49%
  • Caterpillar down -0.71%
  • First Solar down -6.36%

After the close, Howard Schultz is stepping down as Starbucks Executive chairman. Starbucks stock price is down about -$1.00 or -1.65% at $56.  

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