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3/21, 9:04 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US markets end higher amid tech gains

United States stock markets finished Thursday's trading session in the green as the tech companies continue to rally. Nasdaq 100 reached the highest levels since the beginning of October 2018 during early trading on Wall Street, influenced by Amazon.com's and Apple's surges.

Meanwhile, apparel company Levi Strauss returned to the stock market for the first time after a 34-year absence at a price 31% higher than what the company itself priced its shares.

The Dow Jones managed to close 0.85%, or over 200 points higher despite suffering losses at the beginning of the session. Apple continued to jump, closing 3.66% higher, followed by the Travelers Companies Inc's increase of 2.27%. The Nasdaq 100 increased by 1.52% at the closing bell, lifted by Western Digital Corporation and Micron Technology, with leaps of 9.77% and 9.64%, respectively. The S&P 500 closed the session 1.09% higher, with packaged foods and tech shares contributing the most. The euro was 0.44% lower against the dollar to sell for 1.1364 at 4:00 pm ET.

Breaking the News / MA