World Bulletin / News Desk
The Dow soared 160 points to end at 23,157 – just 76 days since the index moved from the 22,000 threshold mark.
Much of the increase was driven by IBM shares that jumped nearly 9 percent – its best daily performance since January 2009.
Goldman Sachs rose 2.5 percent on the Dow, too.
Those companies’ rises were supported by their third-quarter results that beat market expectations, according to analysts.
The two other major indexes on Wall Street ended the day with modest gains.
The S&P 500 increased almost two points to finish at 2,561. The Nasdaq rose less than one point to close at 6,624.