Dow hits record peak as Wall Street opens higher

July 31, 2017 - 9:51 PM
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Action at the New York Stock Exchange. Reuters file photograph

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks opened higher on the last day of July, with the Dow hitting a record high, as investors remained optimistic about second-quarter corporate earnings and ahead of economic data.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 37.48 points, or 0.17 percent, to 21,867.79.

The S&P 500 .SPX gained 4.29 points, or 0.173537 percent, to 2,476.39.

The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 18.57 points, or 0.29 percent, to 6,393.25.