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Another day, another important step in the market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has surpassed 27,000 for the first time in its history on Thursday, just one day after the S & P 500 has passed the 3,000 mark. Here's a look at the actions that led to the last 1,000 points.
It took about a year and a half to index 30 to reach the lap record. On January 17, 2018, the blue chip benchmark exceeded 26,000 shares. Microsoft was the best performer of the index. % during this period. The software giant also reached a market capitalization of $ 1 trillion in April.
Visa ranks second, up almost 48% since the Dow touched the last watermark. Cisco and Nike also recorded gains of over 35% over the same period. Other leaders include Merck, Disney, American Express and Procter & Gamble.
Apple, although climbing more than 28% this year alone, was not the main driver of Dow's trajectory over 27,000. The iPhone maker was the 11th player, gaining 13% over the period. 3M, Walgreens and Caterpillar underperformed the index, down more than 20% since the Dow reached 26,000.
The Dow has risen nearly 16% this year and a rise in health care stocks pushed the index above the 27,000 mark. Shares of the Dow UnitedHealth component rose 5% after The White House announced that it had withdrawn its proposal to eliminate public drug plan rebates, a decisive step in its efforts to reduce prescription drug prices.
– CNBC Christopher Hayes Contributed reports.