The S&P 500 closed on Wednesday at twice its value from just two years ago, a bounce whose vigor has not been seen since the Great Depression.
Stocks were boosted by Dell
Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 61.53 points, or 0.50 percent, at 12,288.17. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 8.26 points, or 0.62 percent, to 1,336.27. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 21.21 points, or 0.76 percent, to 2,825.56.
(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Dan Grebler)