April 29, 2020 / 1:45 PM / a month ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St jumps on hopes of potential coronavirus drug

April 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday after Gilead Sciences gave an encouraging update on a potential COVID-19 treatment, while upbeat earnings reports from Boeing and Google-parent Alphabet added to the sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 388.82 points, or 1.61%, at the open to 24,490.37. The S&P 500 was up 59.47 points, or 2.08%, at 2,922.86. The Nasdaq Composite gained 194.97 points, or 2.27%, to 8,802.70 at the opening bell. (Reporting by C Nivedita in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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