Dow, S&P, transports hit record in winning week

ThredUp's IPO rallied 42%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 rallied to record highs Friday as shares benefiting most from a reopening of the economy outperformed.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 35636.36 +145.67 +0.41%
SP500 S&P 500 4588.26 +36.58 +0.80%
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 15420.40531 +184.57 +1.21%

The Dow climbed 452 points, or 1.39%, while the S&P 500 advanced 1.66%. Both hitting record records, along with the Dow Transportation Average. The Nasdaq Composite gained 1.24% and finished 6.79% below its all-time high.

Tesla and Discovery kept a lid on gains for the tech-heavy composite.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
TSLA TESLA, INC. 1,070.93 +33.07 +3.19%
DISCA DISCOVERY, INC. 24.26 +0.66 +2.80%
Ticker Security Last Change Change %
JPM JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. 169.65 +1.89 +1.13%
GS THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC. 412.97 +1.83 +0.45%

In stocks, Dow components JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. were among the leaders after the Federal Reserve said banks could begin issuing share buybacks and raising dividends on June 30 so long as they pass their annual stress test. The group also benefitted as the 10-year yield's 4.4-basis point rise to 1.658% caused the yield curve to steepen.

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American Airlines Group Inc. prepaid a $550 million loan that was granted as part of the CARES Act, which in part extended aid to U.S. airlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. United Airlines Holdings Inc., meanwhile, added flights to coastal vacation destinations starting Memorial Day weekend and announced plans to resume travel to some overseas destinations.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
AAL AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP, INC. 19.14 +0.12 +0.60%
UAL UNITED AIRLINES HOLDINGS, INC. 45.93 +0.11 +0.24%

Cruise operators cannot restart U.S. voyages until Nov. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. An industry group had been urging for voyages to restart in early July.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
CCL CARNIVAL CORP. 21.84 +0.21 +0.97%
RCL ROYAL CARIBBEAN GROUP 83.94 +0.44 +0.53%

Elsewhere, shares of Chinese tech companies bounced back from the steep losses suffered Thursday when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission began rolling out new measures that will boot foreign companies off American stock exchanges if they do not comply with audit standards.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
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In other news, LB Brands Inc. raised its earnings guidance for the current quarter, citing a faster than expected loosening of COVID-19 restrictions and recent government stimulus for improved customer demand.

And ThredUp celebrating a successful initial public offering rising over 42% its Nasdaq Composite debut.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
TDUP THREDUP INC. 21.83 +0.37 +1.72%

In commodities, West Texas Intermediate crude oil jumped $2.41 to $60.97 per barrel and gold added $7.30 to $1,732.20 per ounce.

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Overseas markets were higher across the board.

Britain's FTSE 100 paced the advance in Europe, trading up 0.99%, while Germany's DAX 30 and France’s CAC 40 climbed 0.87% and 0.61%, respectively.

In Asia, China’s Shanghai Composite index rose 1.63%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 1.57% and Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 1.56%.