US stocks close higher and S&P 500 keeps climbing


Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday as the S&P 500 hit its sixth straight day of gains.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 102.80 (+0.41 percent), finishing the session at 25,385.80.

The Nasdaq climbed 6.19 (+0.09 percent) to close at 7,163.58, while the S&P 500 finished trading at 2,751.29, up 3.58 (+0.13 percent) for the day.

Crude oil prices were 2 percent higher at about $63 per barrel.

Winners and Losers:  Boeing (+2.67 percent) and Johnson & Johnson (+1.69 percent) led the Dow with gains on Tuesday.

Target had a strong holiday season with same-store sales jumping 3.4 percent in November and December. Shares climbed 2.90 percent after the retail chain boosted its fourth quarter sales to 3.4 percent.

Urban Outfitters sunk 4.06 percent after reporting holiday sales that fell below expectations, despite a 3.6 percent increase in net sales.

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