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US stocks rise again ahead of Trump address

US stocks rise again ahead of Trump address

Wall Street stocks advanced again on Tuesday with technology shares outperforming ahead of President Donald Trump's annual State of the Union address.

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06.02.2019 08:27 AM

Wall Street stocks advanced again on Tuesday with technology shares outperforming ahead of President Donald Trump's annual State of the Union address.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose gained 0.7 percent to 25,411.52.

The broad-based S&P 500 climbed 0.5 percent to 2,737.70, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index won 0.7 percent to 7,402.08.

US stocks continue to rally on optimism that Federal Reserve monetary policy will be benign, and the United States and China will reach a trade deal.

The S&P 500 has risen more than 16 percent since December 24.

In his address on Tuesday night, Trump is expected to emphasize infrastructure spending and argue the need for a wall along the Mexican border after a dispute with congressional Democrats shut the government for more than a month.

US services sector growth slowed modestly in January due to some impact from the government shutdown, according to a report by the Institute for Supply Management 

Large technology companies, including Apple, Amazon and Netflix, climbed more than one percent.  

Boeing was another big winner, jumping 3.3 percent after confirming it would lift production of its wide-body 787 aircraft to 14 per month from 12.

Other big winners included Estee Lauder, which surged 11.6 percent and Ralph Lauren, which won 8.4 percent. Both companies reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings.

But Gilead Sciences dropped 3.4 percent after the drug company reported quarterly earnings of $1.44 per share, below analyst expectations for $1.71.
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