US stocks close higher and S&P 500 keeps climbing
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.
Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.