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Biggest 3-day Gain for S&P Since Rally Started

US stocks rallied on Wednesday, following a strong second-quarter earnings report from Intel yesterday after the bell, fueling hopes of a recovery led by technology companies. The S&P 500 index , which posted a gain of 6.09% in the past three trading sessions, had its best 3-day percent gain since March 12, 2009, when the US equity benchmark rose 10.97% during a 3-day period; right at the start of the recent rally.

The Dow posted its best 3-day gain since April 2, 2009, when the index rose 6.06%, while the Nasdaq Composite had its best 3-day percent gain since April 3, 2009, when it gained 6.10%.

Note that the Nasdaq Composite has closed in positive territory in the last six trading sessions, tracking for its best 6-day percent gain since June 4, 2009, when the index rose 6.87%.

The most recent 3-day % gains of equal or greater value for the Dow:

  • On 3/25/09 when it gained 6.48%
  • On 3/12/09 when it gained 9.52%
  • On 1/2/09 when it gained 6.49%

The most recent 3-day % gains of equal or greater value for the S&P:

  • On 1/2/09 when it gained 7.17%
  • On 11/26/08 when it gained 10.96%

The most recent 3-day % gains of equal or greater value for the Nasdaq:

  • On 4/2/09 when it gained 6.71%
  • On 3/12/09 when it gained 12.41%

The following table contains the top percent gainers in the past three trading sessions:


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Symbol
Price
 
Change
%Change
DJIA
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S&P 500
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NASDAQ
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UTX
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JPM MLP ETN
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GE
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ODP
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TER
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URBN
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EXPE
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WYNN
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FLEX
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