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Dow ends up 2.3% as US stocks bounce back

2020-06-30 HKT 04:51
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  • Boeing shares led the Dow Jones higher as Wall Street recovered some of Friday's losses. Photo: Shutterstock
    Boeing shares led the Dow Jones higher as Wall Street recovered some of Friday's losses. Photo: Shutterstock
Wall Street stocks finished solidly higher on Monday, recovering some of last week's losses amid improved investor sentiment as Boeing shares surged on progress in returning the 737-Max to service.

The Dow Jones jumped 2.3 percent, or around 580 points, to 25,595.

The S&P 500 gained 1.5 percent to 3,053, while the Nasdaq advanced 1.2 percent to 9,874.

Major indices lost more than two percent on Friday as coronavirus case spikes in numerous southern and western states exacerbated worries the US economic recovery would be derailed.

While new Covid-19 cases remained at a high level on Monday, analysts expect a spate of major economic data releases this week will show sequential improvement from very weak levels.

"The market is seeing the glass half-full today versus the glass half-empty at the end of last week," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at National Securities.

This week's calendar includes reports on consumer confidence, manufacturing activity and the June jobs report.

Among individual companies, Boeing led the Dow, surging 14.4 percent as the Federal Aviation Administration undertook a long-awaited certification flight of the 737-Max, which has been grounded since March 2019 following two deadly crashes.

Shares of social media companies Facebook and Twitter gained 2.1 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively, as investors shrugged off announcements by more companies such as Ford and Starbucks that they will suspend spending due to concerns about how the platforms are regulating hate speech.

Coty jumped 13.4 percent as it bought a 20 percent stake in Kim Kardashian West's beauty brand for US$200 million. (AFP)