S&P, Dow hit record as health, transport stocks rally

 

Reuters
 
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
 
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange November 10, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow industrials and S&P 500 extended their run of record high closes on Monday, led by gains in transportation and healthcare shares.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 39.65 points, or 0.23 percent, to 17,613.58, the S&P 500 gained 6.33 points, or 0.31 percent, to 2,038.25 and the Nasdaq Composite added 19.08 points, or 0.41 percent, to 4,651.62.

(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Nick Zieminski)