Nasdaq, S&P 500 end at records after strong tech earnings


NEW YORK (AFP) - The Nasdaq and S&P 500 powered to fresh records on Friday (Oct 27) following blowout earnings from Amazon and other tech giants and a bullish update from Apple on its latest smartphone.

At the closing bell, the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index stood at 6,698.85, up 2.2 per cent.

The broad-based S&P 500 rose 0.8 per cent to 2,581.09, also a finishing record, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.1 per cent to 23,434.16.