S&P tech sector, Nasdaq 100 hit 14-year highs

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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Technology led market gains on Wednesday as the S&P tech sector hit its highest level since November 2000 and the Nasdaq 100, another indicator of industry growth, reached a 14-year high.

The S&P tech sector is the only division of the index that traded at a 52-week high on Wednesday morning. Companies leading gains at 52-week highs included QualcommHewlett-PackardEMC CorporationBroadcom and Amphenol.

Programmable devices company Xilinx was the greatest laggard.

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S&P Sector
Price
% Chg.
YTD % Chg.
Information Technology 657.99 0.43 12.38
Energy 730.79 0.31 12.14
Utilities 216.28 -0.18 11.94
Health Care 718.52 0.67 11.87
Materials 316.11 0.41 8.39
Financials 309.88 0.3 5.15
Telecommunications Svcs. 163.02 0.04 4.82
Consumer Staples 462.13 0.13 4.41
Industrials 467.95 -0.08 3.42
Consumer Discretionary 534.87 -0.04 0.9
Source: CNBC Analytics * Data as of midday, July 23 2014
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