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Julie Young
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US Indexes Close Higher Again Tuesday

S&P 500 gains 0.82%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,742.65 on Tuesday with a gain of 267.63 points or 1.05%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,080.82 for a gain of 25.09 points or 0.82%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 9,608.37 for a gain of 56.33 points or 0.59%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 26.84 for a loss of 1.39 points or -4.92%.

Tuesday’s market movers

U.S. stocks reported a third day of gains on Tuesday. Investors overlooked social unrest with optimism over reopening success. The energy sector also helped gains. The S&P 500 energy sector was up 3.04% as OPEC considers an extension of its production cuts, to potentially be discussed on Thursday.

Stocks in the spotlight Tuesday included:

  • CrowdStrike (NASDAQ:CRWD): Cybersecurity company reported earnings per share of 2 cents, beating the estimate of a loss of 6 cents.
  • Western Union (NYSE:WU): Western Union gained 11.3% and MoneyGram (NASDAQ:MGI) gained 30% after a report that the company offered to buy its competitor.
  • Zoom (NASDAQ:ZM): Reported earnings per share of 20 cents, beating the estimate of 10 cents.

There were no major reports on the economic calendar. The Treasury held auctions for 119-day bills at a rate of 0.165% and 42-day bills at a rate of 0.135%.

In the S&P 100, the following stocks led gains:

Small-cap stocks

In small caps, the Russell 2000 closed at 1,418.21 for a gain of 12.84 points or 0.91%. The S&P 600 closed at 820.26 for a gain of 9.26 points or 1.14%. The Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Growth Index closed at 9,850.02 for a gain of 87.59 points or 0.90%. The Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Value Index closed at 6,913.65 for a gain of 81.61 points or 1.19%

Other notable indexes

Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1,800.62 for a gain of 16.58 points or 0.93%; the S&P 100 at 1,403.42 for a gain of 10.47 points or 0.75%; the Nasdaq 100 at 9,657.31 for a gain of 58.42 points or 0.61%; the Russell 3000 at 1,795.25 for a gain of 14.73 points or 0.83%; the Russell 1000 at 1,705.03 for a gain of 13.89 points or 0.82%; the Wilshire 5000 at 31,351.00 for a gain of 255.18 points or 0.82%; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 599.67 for a gain of 7.84 points or 1.32%.

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About the author:

Julie Young
Julie Young is a financial writer with comprehensive experience in the financial services industry. She writes about investments, investment products, financial market news and economic trends. Julie has a Master of Science in finance from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Arkansas.

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