Dow jumps over 250 points to kick off Monday action as stock market tries to reverse bearish, GameStop-inspired slump – MarketWatch

U.S. stock benchmarks climb Monday morning, as equities attempted to claw back some lost ground following the worst week since October. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
+0.74%

was up 0.8% at 20,234, the S&P 500 index
SPX,
+1.49%

advanced 1% to reach 3,750, while the Nasdaq Composite Index
COMP,
+2.32%

gained 1.3% to 13,242. The early trading action follows a downturn on Friday, and during the latter part of the week, that was partly inspired by trading in the most heavily shorted stocks, including AMC Entertainment Holdings
AMC,
+7.16%

and GameStop Corp.
GME,
-22.92%
.

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