NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) — U.S. stocks eked out modest gains on Wednesdaysafety measures like physical distancing and wearing masks in indoor public spaces will continue to be applied., bolstered by strength in the financials sectorcan operate at full capacity, but must maintain physical distancing..
The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 39.24 points, or 0.11 percenthe said, to 35,405.50. The S&P 500 rose 9.96 points, or 0articleRelatedInlinePrimary.22 percent, to 4,496.19. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 22.06 points, or 0.15 percent, to 15,041.86.
Seven of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors ended in green, with financials up 1.21 percent, leading the gainers. Health care slipped 0.26 percent, the worst-performing group.
U.S.-listed Chinese companies traded mostly higher with seven of the top 10 stocks by weight in the S&P U.S. Listed China 50 index ending the day on an upbeat note.