US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P 500 hits record as rally continues after election

miércoles 5 de noviembre de 2014 17:11 GYT

NEW YORK Nov 5 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow industrials closed at record highs on Wednesday, led by energy and utility stocks, after Republicans took control of the Senate, raising investor hopes for more business- and energy-friendly policies.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 100.69 points, or 0.58 percent, to 17,484.53, the S&P 500 gained 11.39 points, or 0.57 percent, to 2,023.49 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 2.92 points, or 0.06 percent, to 4,620.72.

(Reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb; Editing by Nick Zieminski)