Nasdaq Hits All-Time High at Open; S&P 500 Just Shy of Record Level

NEW YORK (Reuters) -
The Wall Street sign is pictured at the New York Stock exchange in Manhattan. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo)

The Nasdaq opened at a record high on Tuesday, while the S&P 500 came within a whisker of its all-time high, lifted by gains in Amazon.com and technology stocks.

The Nasdaq Composite gained 41.03 points, or 0.37%, to 11,170.75 at the opening bell. The S&P 500 opened higher by 5.05 points, or 0.15%, at 3,387.04.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 8.57 points, or 0.03%, at the open to 27,853.48.