How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, giving the market its first gain this week.

Technology companies and banks led the way higher as investors turned hopeful that a new round of negotiations between the U.S. and China this week will lead to progress in their costly trade war.

On Wednesday:

The S&P 500 rose 26.34 points, or 0.9%, to 2,919.40.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 181.97 points, or 0.7%, to 26,346.01.

The Nasdaq picked up 79.96 points, or 1%, to 7,903.74.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks added 6.86 points, or 0.5%, to 1,479.46.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is down 32.61 points, or 1.1%.

The Dow is down 227.71 points, or 0.9%.

The Nasdaq is down 78.73 points, or 1%.

The Russell 2000 is down 21.24 points, or 1.4%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 412.55 points, or 16.5%.

The Dow is up 3,018.55 points, or 12.9%.

The Nasdaq is up 1,268.47 points, or 19.1%.

The Russell 2000 is up 130.90 points, or 9.7%.