Nasdaq-100 marks first intraday record in more than 6 months as technology stocks climb

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A benchmark of the largest companies in the Nasdaq Composite Index on Wednesday morning carved out the first record intraday since October, according to FactSet data. The Nasdaq-100 touched an intraday high at 7,715.07, with its most intraday record at 7,700.56 occurring Oct. 1, 2018. The Nasdaq-100 was most recently at 7,687.35, which would put the index on pace for its first closing high at 7,660.18 since Aug. 29. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq isn’t far from its own all-time closing high on Aug. 29 at 8,109.69, with an intraday record at 8,133.30 reached on Aug. 30. The Nasdaq was most recently flat at 7,997, meeting some resistance in early Wednesday action. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.