Indices closed with gains on Wednesday. Technology brands such as Amazon, Alphabet and Apple led the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to new-record heights. Stocks stepped up on the release of strong GDP growth. Commerce Department data showed U.S. Gross Domestic Product rose 4.2% in the second quarter, following a gain of 2.2% in the first quarter. Looking ahead to Thursday, lululemon and Ulta Beauty will release quarterly figures after the closing bell.