July 31, 2020 / 1:38 PM / 3 days ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St gains on Big Tech boost; Apple, Facebook hit record high

July 31 (Reuters) - Wall Street’s main indexes jumped at the open on Friday, with Apple and Facebook hitting a record high as stunning quarterly reports from some of the biggest U.S. tech firms helped keep nagging pandemic nerves at bay.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 153.66 points, or 1.45%, to 10,741.47 at the opening bell. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 95.68 points, or 0.36%, at the open to 26,409.33, while the S&P 500 opened higher by 24.23 points, or 0.75%, at 3,270.45. (Reporting by Devik Jain in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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