Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Dow Jones Index ended above the 15,000 mark for the first time while the S&P finished at another record high.
Investors' sentiment was buoyed early in the day by data from Germany which reported a 2.2 percent increase in industrial orders in March, compared with expectations for a drop of 0.5 percent.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 87.31 points, or 0.58 percent, to close at a record 15,056.20. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 8.46 points, or 0.52 percent, to end at 1,625.96.
Meanwhile, the Dow hit an all-time intraday high at 15,056.67, while the S&P 500 touched a record intraday high at 1,626.03.
For the year so far, the S&P 500 has climbed 14 percent.
First Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 08:52