[BRIEFING.COM] Equity indices are hovering at their session highs. The Nasdaq is up 1.0%, while the S&P 500 and the Dow sport respective gains of 0.7% and 0.5%.
The industrial sector (+1.0%) is atop the sector standings today, with transports showing particular strength; the Dow Jones Transportation Average is up 1.6%. Industrial giants Boeing (BA 357.86, +4.51) and United Tech (UTX 128.16, +1.70) are among the top-performing components in the Dow, up 1.3% apiece.
However, Dow component General Electric (GE 14.53, -0.20) is down 1.4% despite the broad industrial rally, hovering near its lowest level since August 2010.