The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index continued to rise during its recent trading at the intraday levels, to achieve gains for the fifth consecutive day, by 0.71%. It added to it about 239.57 points, and settled at the end of trading at the level of 34,152.02. to close the index at its highest level since late April/ April, after rising 0.45% during trading on Friday.
Walmart (WMT) was the strongest performer on the Dow, with the stock up 5.1% at the close, after the company said it no longer expects a significant decline in profits during fiscal year 2023. It also announced second-quarter results that topped estimates driven by a rise Prices and lower supply chain costs.
In addition, Home Depot’s second-quarter financial results topped Wall Street views as demand for home improvement remained strong despite the inflationary environment, while the retailer reiterated its full-year outlook, and the company’s shares jumped 4.1% to be also among the top gainers among companies. listed on the indicator.