DJIA Today: Dow Jones Futures Hit Record Following Yellen Testimony

US stocks open higher on Yellen comments, energy strength

The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.1 percent to end the session at 21,553.09, finishing at its second straight record. It measures the daily stock price movements of 30 large, publicly-owned US companies.

The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 0.2 percent to close at 2,447.83, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 0.2 percent to 6,274.44.

Online payment company Paypal was among the winners, rising more than 3%, after it announced customers would be able to use PayPal on Apple products.

US stocks closed modestly higher Friday, notching record highs for several major USA indexes.

The Dow is up 1,875.14 points, or 9.5 percent.

The Nasdaq and S&P 500 dropped hard just after 10 a.m. ET, during the first half hour of the Fed chair's Senate testimony Thursday.

The Nasdaq is up 159.39 points, or 2.6 percent. Target jumped 4.1 percent after raising its second-quarter forecasts.

Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street as technology companies and banks post gains.

The Russell 2000 is up 12.98 points, or 0.9 percent.

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